Shivaree (TV series)

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Shivaree
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 30
Production
Running time 30 mins. (approx)
Broadcast
Original channel syndicated
Original run 1965 – 1966

Shivaree was a Los Angeles-based music variety show that ran in syndication from 1965 to 1966. It was hosted by (KFWB personality) Gene Weed. In its brief run, the show featured numerous well-known acts, including the Supremes, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Ronettes, the Byrds, the Bobby Fuller Four, Allan Sherman, and Gary Lewis at its KABC-TV studio. Although it was a syndicated series, Shivaree was produced and owned by the ABC network.[1]

In addition to the host, the show also featured dancers (go-go girls) some of whom were Teri Garr, Cathy Austin, Joane Sannes, and Kay Parks; who performed on elevated platforms behind the bandstand. Audience members surrounded the bandstand and also stood on a balcony behind the dancers.

Rights to surviving footage of the show (which was produced in black-and-white) are now owned by Research Video.

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