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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • (Unaired) Pilot: The Supremes, Four Seasons, Jan & Dean, Bobby Freeman
      --The Supremes - "Come See About Me" & "Stop! In The Name Of Love"
      --Jan & Dean - "From All Over The World" & "Sidewalk Surfin'"
      --The Four Seasons - "Walk Like A Man" & "Bye Bye Baby"
      --Chad & Jeremy - "Yesterday's Gone" (and 1 other song)
      --Paul Revere & The Raiders - "Money"
      --Bobby Freeman - "C'Mon And Swim" & "Never Never"
      --Dick & Dee Dee - "Be My Baby"
      --Bobby Rydell
      --Frankie Avalon
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    • June 28, 1965: Jan and Dean, Dee Dee Sharp
      Jan and Dean - "Surf City"
      Jan and Dean - "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy"
      Dee Dee Sharp - "Ride"
      Dee Dee Sharp - "You'll Never Be Mine"
      Linda Scott - "Patch It Up"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Searchin'"
      Steve Alaimo - "I Don't Know"
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    • June 29, 1965: The Zombies, Jimmy Clanton
      The Zombies - "She's Not There"
      The Zombies - "She's Comin' Home"
      Jimmy Clanton - "Hurtin' Each Other"
      Jimmy Clanton - "Go Jimmy Go"
      Steve Alaimo - "Doggone"
      Linda Scott - "I Know A Place"
    • June 30, 1965: Jackie DeShannon, Eddie Hodges, The Velvelettes
      Jackie DeShannon - "What The World Needs Now Is Love"
      Eddie Hodges - "New Orleans"
      Eddie Hodges - "Hard Times for Lovers"
      The Velvelettes - "Needle in a Haystack"
    • July 1, 1965: The Shangri-Las, The Detergents
      The Shangri-Las - "Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)"
      The Shangri-Las - "Give Us Your Blessings"
      The Detergents - "Mrs. Jones"
      Steve Alaimo - "I Got A Woman"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Money"
    • July 2, 1965: James Brown, Jody Miller
      James Brown - "Out of Sight"
      Jody Miller - "Silver Threads and Golden Needles"
      Steve Alaimo - "It's Not Unusual"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Do You Love Me?"
      Linda Scott
    • July 5, 1965
      July 5, 1965
      Episode 7
      7/5/65
      0.0

      On July 5, 1965, ABC pre-empted "Where the Action Is" for a baseball game: New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers. (In New York City, WABC aired The San Francisco Giants vs. the St. Louis Cardinals).

      It's possible that an episode was produced for July 5, 1965 as the production codes jump from 05-WTAI-65 (July 2, 1965) to 07-WTAI-65 (July 6, 1965). So an episode with the production code 06-WTAI-65 might have been produced for local affiliates that delayed the series a week or two (via kinescopes).

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    • July 6, 1965: April Stevens & Nino Tempo, Tommy Roe
      Tommy Roe (at LA's Whisky a Go-Go) - "Everybody"
      Tommy Roe (at LA's Whisky a Go-Go) - "Fourteen Pair of Shoes"
      April Stevens & Nino Tempo - "Begin the Beguine"
      April Stevens & Nino Tempo - "Thinking Of You Baby"
      Steve Alaimo - "You Turn Me On"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "For Your Love"
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    • July 7, 1965: The Byrds, Jackie DeShannon
      The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man"
      The Byrds - "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better"
      Jackie DeShannon - "Oh Boy"
      Jackie DeShannon - "It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)"
      Steve Alaimo - "Concrete and Clay"
      Linda Scott - "I'll Never Find Another You"
      Paul Revere & the Raiders - medley: "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am" & "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter"
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    • July 8, 1965: Sonny & Cher, Del Shannon

      --Del Shannon - "Runaway" and "Stranger in Town."
      --Sonny and Cher - "I Got You Babe" and "Just You"
      --Paul Revere & The Raiders perform "Big Boy Pete."
      --The female 'Action Kids' dance to "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" (Four Tops record).
      --In Hawaii, series regulars Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott, and Paul Revere and the Raiders perform perform a medley of "Heartbreak Hotel," "Who's Sorry Now," "Surfin' Safari," "Sweet Nothings," "Splish Splash" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

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    • July 9, 1965: The Drifters, Brian Hyland
      The Drifters (in Charlotte, NC) - "On Broadway"
      The Drifters (in Charlotte, NC) - "Up on the Roof"
      Brian Hyland and Linda Scott - "Can't Buy Me Love" duet
      Steve Alaimo - "Mashed Potatoes"
      Steve Alaimo and Linda Scott - "Blowing in the Wind" duet
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Ticket to Ride"
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    • July 12, 1965: Mel Carter, Ian Whitcomb
      Mel Carter (at Griffith Park) - "When a Boy Falls in Love"
      Mel Carter (at Griffith Park) - "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"
      Ian Whitcomb (at Marina del Rey) - "You Turn Me On"
      Ian Whitcomb (at Marina del Rey) - "River Of No Return"
      Series regulars Steve Alaimo and Linda Scott also appear.
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    • July 13, 1965: Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs, Ronnie Dove
      Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs (at Kirkwood's) - "Wooly Bully"
      Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs (at Kirkwood's) - "Long Tall Sally"
      Ronnie Dove - "A Little Bit of Heaven"
      Ronnie Dove - "Right Or Wrong"
      Linda Scott - "Catch a Falling Star"
      Steve Alaimo - "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On"
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    • July 14, 1965: Herman's Hermits
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      9.2
      Herman's Hermits (in Montreal) - "Wonderful World"
      Herman's Hermits (in Montreal) - "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter"
      Herman's Hermits (in Montreal) - "Can't You Hear My Heart Beat?" "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" and "For Your Love" medley.
      Steve Alaimo - "My Heart Cries for You"
      Linda Scott - "I Like It Like That"
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    • July 15, 1965: Jan & Dean, Lenny Welch
      Jan and Dean - "Little Old Lady from Pasadena"
      Jan and Dean - "Sidewalk Surfing"
      Lenny Welch - "Since I Fell For You"
      Lenny Welch - "Darling Take Me Back"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Louie, Louie"
      The Action Kids dance to "Bad Boy."
    • July 16, 1965: Bobby Rydell
      7/16/65
      8.5
      Bobby Rydell (at the Pieces of Eight) - "Forget Him"
      Bobby Rydell (at the Pieces of Eight) - "Wildwood Days"
      Steve Alaimo - "Baby the Rain Must Fall"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Searchin'"
    • July 19, 1965: Jackie and Gayle, The Sir Douglas Quintet
      The Sir Douglas Quintet (at the Cinnamon Cinder) - "She's About a Mover"
      Jackie and Gayle (at POP) - "That's How It Goes"
      From Hawaii, performances by series regulars Linda Scott, Steve Alaimo, and Paul Revere and the Raiders.
    • July 20, 1965: The Crystals, The Newbeats
      The Crystals (at the Pieces of Eight) - "He's Sure the Boy I Love"
      The Newbeats (at the A Go-Go) - "Bread and Butter"
      Steve Alaimo - "Every Day I Have to Cry Some"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "For Your Love"
    • July 21, 1965: Billy Butler, Jackie Wilson
      Jackie Wilson (at Pickwick) - "Baby Workout"
      Jackie Wilson (at Pickwick) - "Danny Boy"
      Billy Butler (in Charlotte, NC) - "Can't Work No Longer"
      Linda Scott - "Can't Buy Me Love"
      Steve Alaimo - "Wonderful World"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Seventh Son"
    • July 22, 1965: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, Piccola Pupa
      Junior Walker and the All-Stars (at ABC) - "Shotgun"
      Junior Walker and the All-Stars (at ABC) - "Bommerang"
      Piccola Pipa (at Cinnamon Cinder) - "Volare"
      Piccola Pupa (at Cinnamon Cinder) - "Breakaway"
      Steve Alaimo - "Little Children"
      Linda Scott - "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Time Is On My Side"
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    • July 23, 1965: The Kinks, Jimmy Velvet
      The Kinks (at Cinnamon Cinder) - "Set Me Free"
      The Kinks (at Cinnamon Cinder) - "You Really Got Me"
      The Kinks (at Cinnamon Cinder) - "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"
      Jimmy Velvet (at Kirkwood's) - "History of Love"
      Linda Scott - "I've Told Every Little Star"
      Steve Alaimo - "Everybody Knows"
      The Action Kids perform to "Do You Want to Dance?"
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    • July 26, 1965: Freddy Cannon, Jody Miller
      Freddy Cannon (in LA's Chinatown) - "Palisades Park"
      Freddy Cannon (in LA's Chinatown) - "Where the Action Is" theme
      Jody Miller (at Griffith Park) - "Queen of the House"
      Linda Scott - "Don't Bet Money Honey"
      Paul Revere & The Raiders - "Wha'd I Say?"
      The Action Kids dance to "Whittier Blvd."
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    • July 27, 1965: Fred Hughes, Les Sultans
      Fred Hughes (at Cinnamon Cinders) - "Love Me Baby"
      Les Sultans (in Montreal) - "This Could Be the Last Time"
      Steve Alaimo - "Tiger By the Tail"
      Linda Scott - "Memphis"
      The song "Mr. Tambourine Man" was also performed on this episode (possibly by one of the series regulars).
    • July 28, 1965: Peter and Gordon, Bobby Byrd, The Fabulous Spirits
      Peter and Gordon (at Cinnamon Cinder) - "I Go to Pieces"
      Peter & Gordon - "To Know You Is To Love You"
      Bobby Byrd (in Griffith Park) - possibly "The Way I Feel"
      The Fabulous Spirits (band)
      The Action Kids dance to "We're Going to a Hukilau."
      Series regulars Paul Revere and the Raiders, Linda Scott, Steve Alaimo and Mark Lindsay also appear.
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    • July 29, 1965: The Shangri-Las, Jimmy Clanton
      Jimmy Clanton - "Venus in Blue Jeans"
      Jimmy Clanton - "Just a Dream"
      The Shangri-Las - "Twist and Shout"
      The Shangri-Las - "Give Him a Great Big Kiss"
      The Action Kids (on a beach) dance to "For Your Love"
    • July 30, 1965: Sonny & Cher, Aretha Franklin
      Aretha Franklin - "Soulville"
      Aretha Franklin - "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby"
      Sonny and Cher - "Baby Don't Go"
      Cher - "All I Really Want to Do"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders (in Hawaii) - "Satisfaction"
      Series regular Steve Alaimo also appears.
    • August 2, 1965: Eddie Hodges, The Vibrations
      Eddie Hodges (at POP) - "I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door"
      Eddie Hodges (at POP) - "Made to Love"
      The Vibrations - "End Up Crying"
      The Vibrations - "My Girl Sloopy"
      Linda Scott - "All I Really Want to Do"
      Steve Alaimo - "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Summertime Blues"
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    • August 3, 1965: Joe Tex, Bobby Rydell

      Joe Tex - "Hold On to What You've Got"
      Bobby Rydell - "Diana" & "World Without Love"

    • August 4, 1965: Mel Carter, Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs

      Mel Carter - "The Richest Man Alive" & "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"
      Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs - "Wooly Bully" & "Every Woman I Know"
      Linda Scott - "Rockin' Robin"
      Steve Alaimo - "Mother-in-Law"

    • August 5, 1965: Jewel Akens, The Byrds

      The Byrds - "All I Really Want To Do"
      Jewel Akens - "The Birds and the Bees" & "Only Way To Fly"
      Linda Scott - "A Thousand Stars"
      Steve Alaimo - "Don't Let Go"

    • August 6, 1965: The Crystals, Jackie DeShannon

      --The Crystals - "He's A Rebel"
      --Jackie DeShannon - "What The World Needs Now Is Love" and "Needles & Pins"

    • August 9, 1965: James Brown / April Stevens & Nino Tempo

      --James Brown and the Flames (at Griffith Park) - "Maybe the Last Time," "Try Me" and "Prisoner of Love."
      --April Stevens and Nino Tempo (on a beach) - "Deep Purple" and "Swing Me."
      --Steve Alaimo sings "I Like It Like That."
      --Paul Revere and the Raiders perform "Mojo Workout" and "What'd I Say?"

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    • August 10, 1965: The Drifters, Brian Hyland

      The Drifters - "There Goes My Baby"
      Brian Hyland - "Ginny Come Lately"

    • August 11, 1965: The Dixie Cups, Ian Whitcomb

      The Dixiecups - "Iko Iko"
      Ian Whitcomb - "This Sporting Life"
      Steve Alaimo - "She Cried"

    • August 12, 1965: The Hondells, Major Lance

      Major Lance - "Monkey Time."
      The Hondells (at Ascot Raceway) - "Little Honda" and "Sea of Love."
      The Action Kids dance to "Down In the Boondocks."

    • August 13, 1965: Sonny & Cher / Roosevelt Grier

      Sonny and Cher - "All I Really Want to Do"
      Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier (of the Los Angeles Rams) - "Spanish Harlem"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Monster Mash"

    • August 16, 1965: Dee Dee Sharp, Ray Peterson
      Dee Dee Sharp - "Mashed Potatoes"
      Dee Dee Sharp - "Rock Me in the Cradle of Love"
      Ray Peterson - "The Wonder of You"
      Series regulars Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott, and Paul Revere and the Raiders also appear.
    • August 17, 1965: Jackie Wilson, Pat and Lolly Vegas
      Jackie Wilson sings "That's Why," "I'm So Lonely" and "Lonely Teardrops."
      Pat and Lolly Vegas perform "Robot Walk."
    • August 18, 1965: The Kinks, Walter Jackson
      The Kinks perform "All Day and All of the Night," "Tired of Waiting for You" & "Who'll Be the Next In Line?"
      Walter Jackson performs "Welcome Home."
      The series regulars sing "Don't You Just Know It?"
      The Action Kids dance to "Tequila."
    • August 19, 1965: Bobby Rydell, The Velvettes
      Bobby Rydell - possibly "I've Got Bonnie" & "Kissing Time."
      The Velvettes - (possibly) "Lonely Lonely Girl Am I."
    • August 20, 1965: The Turtles, Paul Petersen
      The Turtles perform "It Ain't Me, Babe" and "Almost There."
      Paul Petersen (of The Donna Reed Show) sings "The Ring" and "You Don't Need Money."
      Linda Scott sings "Jim Dandy."
      The Action Kids dance to "Little Old Lady From Pasadena."
    • August 23, 1965: Gary U.S. Bonds, The Guiloteens
      Gary U.S. Bonds sings "Quarter To Three" and "Do the Bumpsie."
      The Guiloteens perform "Hey You" and "I Don't Believe."
      Series regulars Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott, and Paul Revere and the Raiders also appear.
    • August 24, 1965: The Impressions, Ian Whitcomb, The Detergents
      The Impressions - "Woman's Got Soul"
      Ian Whitcomb - "Sugar Babe"
      The Detergents - "Leader of the Laundromat"
      The Action Kids dance to "The Tracker"
    • August 25, 1965: The Newbeats, Ray Peterson
      Ray Peterson (in Hawaii) - "Corinna, Corinna"
      Ray Peterson (in Hawaii) - "The Hawaiian Wedding Song"
      The Newbeats (at the Whiskey a Go-Go) - "I Can't Hear You No More"
      The Newbeats - "(The Bees Are for the Birds) The Birds Are for the Bees"
    • August 26, 1965: Peter and Gordon, Duane Eddy
      Duane Eddy - "Trash"
      Duane Eddy - "Spanish Twist"
      Peter and Gordon - "True Love Ways"
      Peter and Gordon - "Someone Ain't Right"
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Maybelline"
      Steve Alaimo - "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"
      Linda Scott - "Roll Over Beethoven"
      The Action Kids dance to "409"
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    • August 27, 1965: James Brown, Brian Hyland, John Andrea
      James Brown - "Please, Please, Please"
      Brian Hyland - "Sealed with a Kiss"
      John Andrea - "Come On In"
      John Andrea - "My Fool of a Heart"
      The Action Kids dance to "Haunted House"
      "Ride Your Pony" was also performed on this episode (possibly by one of the series regulars).
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    • August 30, 1965: The Drifters, Del Shannon, Don Ho
      The Drifters - "At the Club"
      The Drifters - "Follow Me"
      Del Shannon - "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)"
      Don Ho - "Pearly Shells"
      Don Ho - "Night Life"
      Linda Scott - "I Don't Know Why"
      Steve Alaimo - "High Noon"
      The Action Kids dance to "You Were On My Mind."
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    • August 31, 1965: Gene Chandler, We Five
      We Five - "You Were On My Mind"
      We Five - "Somewhere Beyond the Sea"
      Gene Chandler sings "What Now?"
      Gene Chandler - "Nothing Can Stop Me"
      Linda Scott - "It All Depends on You"
      The songs "Don't Let Go," "Catch the Wind" and "Wolverton Mountain" were also performed on this episode (probably by the series regulars).
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    • September 1, 1965: Barbara Lewis, The Turtles, Peter & Gordon
      The Turtles perform "It Ain't Me Babe."
      Barbara Lewis sings "Hello Stranger."
      Barbara Lewis sings "Baby I'm Yours."
      Peter and Gordon - "Watcha Gonna Do 'Bout It?"
      Linda Scott sings "A Little Bitty Tear."
      Steve Alaimo - "Pretty Little Baby."
      The Action Kids dance to "Shake and Fingerpop."
    • September 2, 1965: Sonny & Cher, Bobby Goldsboro, The Liverpool Five
      Cher sings "All I Really Want To Do" (with a cameo appearance by Sonny).
      Bobby Goldsboro - "Voodoo Woman"
      Bobby Goldsboro - "If You Wait for Love"
      The Liverpool Five - "You Gotta Stay All Night"
      The Liverpool Five - "That's What I Want"
      Steve Alaimo sings "Bright Lights, Big City."
      Linda Scott and Steve Alaimo sing "Are You Ready?"
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    • September 3, 1965: Donovan, Jackie DeShannon, Del Shannon
      Donovan - "Catch the Wind"
      Donovan - "Goldwatch Blues"
      Del Shannon - "Break Up"
      Jackie DeShannon - "What the World Needs Now is Love"
      Jackie DeShannon - "When You Walk in the Room"
      The Action Kids dance to "Catch Us If You Can."
      The songs "Blowing in the Wind" and "Who'll Be the Next in Line?" are also performed on this episode (probably by the series regulars).
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    • September 6, 1965: Peter and Gordon, The Great Scots

      Peter and Gordon
      The Great Scots - "Don't Want Your Love."
      Steve Alaimo - "Big Bad John."
      The Action Kids dance to "Nothing But Heartaches."
      Linda Scott, and Paul Revere and the Raiders also appear.
      Additional songs include "What You're Gonna Do About It?" and "New Orleans."

    • September 7, 1965: Sonny & Cher, Major Lance, Ronnie Dove

      Sonny & Cher - "I Got You Babe"
      Major Lance - "Ain't That A Shame"
      Ronnie Dove - "One Kiss For Old Times Sake"

    • September 8, 1965: James Brown, Bobby Goldsboro, Pat & Lolly Vegas

      James Brown - "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"
      Bobby Goldsboro - "Little Things"
      Pat & Lolly Vegas - "Robot Walk"

    • September 9, 1965: The Drifters, Patty Michaels, We Five

      We Five (singing on a beach) - "You Were On My Mind."
      The Drifters (at the Cinnamon Cinder teen nightclub in LA) - "Save The Last Dance For Me."
      Patty Michaels (at a Hollywood party) sings "Mrs. Johnny" and "They're Dancing Now."
      Paul Revere and the Raiders (at Calamigos Ranch) - "Mule Skinner Blues."
      Linda Scott (at Agoura Speedway) sings "What You're Doing."
      The Action Kids dance to "California Girls."

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    • September 10, 1965: The Lovin' Spoonful, Paul Petersen

      The Lovln' Spoonful (at a Hollywood party) perform "On the Road" and "Do You Believe In Magic?"
      Paul Peterson sings "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" and "I Only Have Eyes for You."
      Linda Scott - "Oh Lonesome Me" and "To Know You Is To Love You."
      Steve Alaimo sings "I Wake Up Crying."
      Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Steppin' Out."

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  • Season 2
  • Season 3