Hollywood A Go-Go
Hollywood A Go-Go was a Los Angeles-based music variety show that ran in syndication in the mid-1960s. It was hosted by Sam Riddle, with music by The Sinners and dancing by The Gazzarri Dancers. It was filmed at Gazzarri's Restaurant on Las Cienaga. The club was owned and operated by Bill Gazzarri.
|Hollywood A Go Go|
|Directed by||Joe Agnello|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Executive producer(s)||Al Burton|
|Camera setup||Eigel Pedersen|
|Running time||60 mins.|
|Original release||1965 –|
The program originated as a local series, Ninth Street West, on KHJ-TV (Channel 9) in 1964. As Hollywood A Go-Go, it was syndicated in early 1965 and ceased production in 1966, with some television stations airing the show as late as the summer of 1966. In its brief run (52 episodes), the show featured well-known acts like Ike & Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Dee Dee Sharp, Marvin Gaye, Edwin Starr, The Ronettes, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Peter and Gordon, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Challengers, The Impressions, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Rick Nelson, Lesley Gore, Fontella Bass, Wilson Pickett, James Darren, Tommy Roe, Booker T & The MGs, Bo Diddley, Freddy Cannon, Sonny & Cher, Jackie DeShannon, Ray Peterson, Sam the Sham, The Byrds, The Toys, The Turtles, The Bobby Fuller Four, The Knickerbockers, We Five, The Vogues, The Kingsmen, The Fugitives, Bob Lind, Roy Head, and Aretha Franklin.
Hollywood A Go-Go was produced at the KHJ-TV studios. Its original syndicator was Four Star Television. Rights to surviving footage of the show (preserved on kinescope film) are now represented by Research Video. The Sinners were the house band featuring Eddie Kaplan on lead guitar.
- GazzarriDancers.com - History of Hollywood A Go-Go
- GazzarriDancers.com - Hollywood A Go-Go episode guide with original Los Angeles air dates
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