Jump for joy, fans of NBC’s Hullabaloo. A PBS pledge special called “Hullabaloo – A ’60s Pop Flashback” premiered this past weekend. Check your local listings to see if a PBS station in your area is airing the special. A press release has this to say about the special:
Transporting viewers back to the days of go-go dancers, mod mini-skirts and swinging pop-rock sounds, HULLABALOO – A ’60s FLASHBACK ( MY MUSIC ) is the first-ever retrospective of the fondly-remembered and highly-influential 1965-66 NBC-TV primetime series Hullabaloo. The top singers and groups of the hippest decade present their greatest hits, blending the British Invasion with folk-rock and classic rhythm and blues — all accentuated with the youthful energy of the legendary Hullabaloo dancers.
Hosted by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits fame, the special features performances by Sonny & Cher, The Four Seasons, The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, Nancy Sinatra, Paul Revere & The Raiders and more. Here‘s a brief review from the NY Daily News.
Should this prove successful for PBS stations, what other 1960s musical variety shows should be given the PBS pledge treatment? There’s Shindig!, of course. But what about Where the Action Is? Malibu U? The Music Scene?