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Happening '68 was a rock-and-roll variety show produced by Dick Clark Productions, which aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network. The show followed American Bandstand on Saturday afternoons. Happening '68 premiered on January 6, 1968 and was popular enough that ABC added a weekday spin-off. It's Happening ran on Mondays through Fridays from July 15, 1968 through October 25, 1968.[1] When 1968 ended, Happening '68 became just Happening, which was canceled in October 1969.

Happening '68
Also known as
  • Happening '69
  • It's Happening
Directed by
  • Michael Steele
  • Kip Walton
  • Mark Lindsay
  • Paul Revere
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes76
Executive producer(s)
  • Dick Clark
  • Rosalind Ross
  • Gerry Rochon
  • Michael Steele
  • Kip Walton
Running time25 min
Production company(s)
  • Dick Clark Productions
  • ABC
Original networkABC
Original releaseJanuary 6, 1968 (1968-01-06) –
September 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)

Happening '68 was co-hosted by Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere. Their band Paul Revere and the Raiders made frequent appearances. There were guest performers lip-synching their latest releases, band contests with celebrity judges and other bits to attract teenage audiences.[1]


Guests on "Happening '68" & "Happening '69"Edit

Appearing as Band Contest judgesEdit

Guests on "It's Happening"Edit


  1. ^ a b "Happening '68". CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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