Shivaree (TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||30|
|Running time||30 mins. (approx)|
|Original release||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, Ronnie Dove, 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.
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.