Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Forgotten TV: Hullabaloo



Say what you like about this show from 65-66 but what show ever had such a lineup. Not sure how they persuaded the hottest rock groups of the day to be on, but wow. It was must see TV for a little while

10 comments:

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Watched this every week along with a similar show-Shindig. Unfortunately it was all lip synced.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Maybe dancing and singing was beyond them. Or else, the technology was not there.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I preferred Shindig, but watched them both.

Two of the Hullabaloo dancers were future Tony Award winners Michael Bennett and Donna McKechnie.

Margot Kinberg said...

I have to admit, I never saw this one, Patti. But I know it had an impact.

Rick Robinson said...

I watched both this and Shindig, as well as American Bandstand. The shows were scheduled during after school hours so I could watch them and still get started on my homework before dinner.

Anders E said...

I guess every country had their own shows like this. Ask the British and they will tell you about "Rady Steady Go" or whatever. However, Sweden scooped everyone in October 1963. The sixties start here, sort of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3CmXpEV-KI

pattinase (abbott) said...

hard to believe there were ever that young. I hear younger people today question their talent, but to me it was a mesmerizing change in music.

Anders E said...

There's an entertaining documentary about that very first Beatles tour, but alas, only in Swedish without subtitles. Best parts: the tour is initiated by Klas Burling (the long haired guy in a sweater you can see in the Drop In clip) who at the time ran THE pop music radio show in the country and who saw the band in Bournemouth or somesuch, walked backstage just like that and claimed that if the band wanted to, he could fix them a tour in Sweden. Aw rite then... And then there's the 15-year-old founder of their Swedish fan club who is suddenly appointed assistant tour manager - meaning she gets to be interpreter when the lads walk around Stockholm - or for that matter, Eskilstuna or Karlstad. Things were obviously a lot simpler then. Btw, a friend of mine claims he WAS THERE at the very tour opening in a high school auditorium in Karlstad.

Anders E said...

Btw, the lads made a radio session in Stockholm and it really smokes. They still had the Hamburg chops but the material was so much better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaCEdIftrKQ

Anders E said...

Forget that link. Here's the full radio performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCSxhXoW8vw