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wouldn't it be useful to mention the usual meaning (it's not a commonly used term):
(thing) by Jet-Poop (1.3 hr) (print) ? Mon Jan 24 2000 at 7:58:36 A large, festive, and often overly lavish party, blowout, shindy, fête, gala, ball, dance, blast, affair, shebang, shivoo, catouse, coil, foofaraw, furore, ruckus, rumpus, to-do, or uproar. Kinda like the one the Everything 2 Editors are throwing this weekend at--umm--wertperch's house." at 
i.e. as used in the simpsons:
Homer: Marge, you're right. We do have to have a party.
Marge: Party? No! No parties!
Homer: What about... par-tay's?
Marge: No par-tays, no shindigs, no keggers, no hootenannies, no mixers, no raves, no box socials! anton
"(interestingly, Elvis Presley's 31st birthday)" This is irrelevant, and is only "interesting" to a worshipper of the Elvis cult. It's pretentious for the author to say "interestingly." If it were interesting, it would not need such a lable. It does not belong in an encyclopedia entry.
Elvis Presley is on the list of "Musical Guests" although he never appeared on "Shindig!" The Time Magazine Article linked in footnote 11 doesn't say that Elvis appears in person. It only says they were playing his hit songs on that show. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MikeTheFox (talk • contribs) 06:03, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
I watched this show regularly when it was on the air. I remember Billy Preston very well. However, I don't think he was a member of The Shindogs. I believe he was a solo performer. The keyboard player for The Shindogs was Delaney Bramlett, who was unknown and probably unidentified at the time, although he later went on to fame as part of Delaney, Bonnie & Friends.
I know that I am showing my age when I talk about my memories of this show. This is what Darlene Love told me on August 24, 2005, when I saw her at the stage door where Hairspray is playing and told her that I remember seeing her sing with The Blossoms on Shindig!. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by RSLitman (talk • contribs) 02:00, 16 January 2007 (UTC).
I believe it's inaccurate as stated that the Beatles appeared on the premiere episode, and the cited source is confusing on this. It's possible this episode was taped fist but as far as I can tell it wasn't aired until the 4th episode, in October 1964. The first several episodes are all on YouTube, and the premiere features Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers. On Episode 3, the host says that the Beatles will appear on the following episode for the first time. I leave it to someone else to act on this information and change the Shindig! page. TV.com's listings seem accurate to my knowledge: http://www.tv.com/shindig/show/2198/episode_listings.html
also became part of vernacular in the form of an adjective referring to a party with music & dancing..example "hey do you wanna go over to johns house, hes havin a Shin dig on Friday —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:46, 2 September 2010 (UTC)