Thursday, February 21, 2013

PBS to Run a Hullabaloo Retrospective As Part of Their My Music Series

PBS will once again dip back into the 60's for the latest in their My Music series, shown during pledge drives, with Hullabaloo: A 60's Flashback.

Hullabaloo ran on NBC from January 12, 1965 to August 29, 1966 highlighting some of the biggest acts of the day from Petula Clark to the Rolling Stones. The show also featured the Hullabaloo Dancers which included future stars Michael Bennett and Donna McKechnie who went on to direct and star in A Chorus Line on Broadway.

The PBS will include complete song performances, starting with the joyful pop harmonies of Herman's Hermits (Can't You Feel My Heartbeat), Sonny & Cher (I Got You Babe) and The Four Seasons (Working My Way Back To You).

The sixties' folk-rock sounds include the million-selling Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds, Eve of Destruction, a #1 hit by Barry McGuire , the Pete Seeger-penned If I Had A Hammer sung by Trini Lopez, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice by troubadour John Sebastian with The Lovin' Spoonful and the classic anthem California Dreamin' by The Mamas & The Papas.

Rebellion-fueled rock was part of the scene too, as represented by The Bobby Fuller Four (I Fought The Law), The Animals (It's My Life), The Outsiders (Time Won't Let Me), Nancy Sinatra (These Boots Are Made For Walkin') and Paul Revere & The Raiders (Kicks).

The program premiers nationally on March 2. Check with your local PBS affiliate for an exact time when the show will air.

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