|Presented by||Alex Trebek (1963-1964)
Dave Mickie (1964-1967)
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||4|
|Producer(s)||Stan Jacobson (1963-1964)
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||3 October 1963 – 28 June 1967|
The first season (1963–1964) was a Toronto production with host Alex Trebek who welcomed visiting musicians and introduced songs from the house musicians before a studio audience of dancing teenagers. He was replaced in following seasons by Dave Mickie, a disc jockey for CKEY in that time. Series musicians were Norm Amadio and the Rhythm Rockers, joined by The Girlfriends who were a female vocal trio. The producer of this season was Stan Jacobson.
The second season's schedule expanded to all weekdays with other Canadian cities contributing to the production of Music Hop:
- Mondays: Let's Go originated from Vancouver with producer Ain Soodor
- Tuesdays: Jeunesse Oblige originated from Montreal with producer Pierre Desjardins
- Wednesdays: Hootenanny originated from Winnipeg with producer Ray McConnell
- Thursdays: Music Hop originated from Toronto with producer Allan Angus
- Fridays: Frank's Bandstand originated from Halifax with producer Manny Pitson
The first season of this half-hour series was broadcast Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern) from its debut 3 October 1963. In the following two seasons, it was seen every weekday, also at 5:30 p.m., since 28 September 1964. In its final season, the Friday episode was omitted from 3 October 1966 until its final broadcast on 28 June 1967.
Music Hop attracted approximately one million weekly viewers according to CBC estimates, mostly under age 20, with an estimated one-third of those viewers adults.
- Corcelli, John (April 2002). "Music Hop". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Allan, Blaine (1996). "Music Hop". Queen's University. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Music Hop at the Internet Movie Database
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