Hollywood A Go-Go

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Hollywood A Go Go
Directed by Joe Agnello
Starring Sam Riddle
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Al Burton
Camera setup Eigel Pedersen
Marsh Theemling
Fred Anzalone
Bill Buck
Doug Schneider
Running time 60 mins.
Broadcast
Original channel syndication
Picture format videotape
Audio format mono
Original run 1964 – 1965

Hollywood A Go-Go was a Los Angeles-based music variety show that ran in syndication in the mid-1960s. It was hosted by Sam Riddle, with music by The Sinners and dancing by The Gazzarri Dancers.

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The program originated as a local series, Ninth Street West, on KHJ-TV (Channel 9) in 1964. As Hollywood A Go-Go, it was syndicated in late 1964 and ceased production in 1965, with some television stations airing the show as late as the summer of 1966. In its brief run (52 episodes), the show featured well-known acts like Tina Turner, Frankie Lymon, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Challengers, James Brown, Lesley Gore, Fontella Bass, Wilson Pickett, Booker T & The MGs, Bo Diddley, Freddy Cannon, Sonny & Cher, The Bobby Fuller Four, The Fugitives, and Aretha Franklin.

Hollywood A Go-Go was produced at the KHJ-TV studios. Its original syndicator was Four Star Television. Rights to surviving footage of the show (preserved on kinescope film) are now represented by Research Video. The Sinners were the house band featuring Eddie Kaplan on lead guitar.

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