Rock & Soul on TV

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1. American Bandstand (1952–1989)

TV-G | 90 min | Music, Talk-Show

Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs.

Stars: Dick Clark, Charlie O'Donnell, Peaches Johnson, Stan Rodarte

Votes: 283

3. Crackerjack! (1955–2020)

45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

The shows were broadcast live in front of an audience largely of children, originally at the King's Theatre on Hammersmith Road until 1963, then at the BBC Television Theatre (now the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Hayes, Peter Glaze, Jillian Comber, Leslie Crowther

Votes: 72

5. Studio Party (1956–1958)

60 min | Music

Information is scarce on this series, but it is usually considered to have been a "studio dance" series aimed at teenagers, who would dance to records. There were also celebrity guests.

Star: Herb Sheldon

7. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Ricky, the Drummer (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The Tommy Jackson Band is coming to town, and Ricky dreams of sitting in on drums.

Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 20

8. The Dick Clark Show (1958–1960)

TV-G | 60 min | Family, Music

Host Dick Clark introduces various musical guest stars, who perform their latest hit record.

Stars: Dick Clark, Jackie Wilson, Fabian, Bobby Rydell

Votes: 26

9. Bandstand (1958–1972)

55 min | Music

A weekly presentation of popular music, which went through many format changes during its long run.

Stars: Brian Henderson, The Delltones, Judy Stone, Col Joye

Votes: 19

10. The Clay Cole Show (1959–1967)

60 min | Music

New York based Pop Music program.

Stars: Clay Cole, Lesley Gore, Jay and the Americans, Jay Black

12. Juke Box Jury (1959–1990)

30 min | Music

A panel of notable personalities rate the latest pop records.

Stars: David Jacobs, Pete Murray, Alan Freeman, Katie Boyle

Votes: 38

13. Six O'Clock Rock (1959–1962)


Variety show featuring rock and roll music.

Star: Johnny O'Keefe

14. Youth Show (1959–1960)

30 min | Music

This was a music show, with a focus on teenage talent, often featuring performers who had not yet reached stardom.

Star: Keith Walshe

16. Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley (1960 TV Special)

60 min | Music, Talk-Show

Variety show starring Frank Sinatra, welcoming home singer Elvis Presley after his U.S. Army tour of duty in Germany.

Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Joey Bishop

Votes: 133

17. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961–1966)

40 min | Music

This was a vehicle for new record releases in the early sixties. A panel would rate the songs between 1-5 with the panel was mass up of stars of the day.

Stars: Brian Matthew, Janice Nicholls, Jim Dale, Pete Murray

Votes: 26

18. The Porter Wagoner Show (1961–2016)

Comedy, Music

Porter Wagoner's long-running musical variety show that launched the career of Dolly Parton.

Stars: Porter Wagoner, Speck Rhodes, Mack Magaha, Don Howser

Votes: 58

19. Ready, Steady, Go! (1963–1966)

50 min | Music

London based British Rock/Pop tv show broadcast every Friday night during its run until 23/12/1966. Presented by Keith Fordyce & Cathy McGowan. Featuring many performances by The Beatles,Rolling Stones & The Who amongst other 60's greats.

Stars: Sandy Sarjeant, Cathy McGowan, Mick Jagger, Dusty Springfield

Votes: 57

20. The Mersey Sound (1963 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Music

A BBC television documentary that features the Liverpool sound by focusing on The Beatles & 2 unknown bands, The Undertakers & Group One.

Director: Don Haworth | Stars: Micheal Barton, The Beatles, Brian Epstein, Group One

Votes: 19

25. Shindig! (1964–1966)

60 min | Family, Music

A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits.

Stars: The Blossoms, Carolyne Barry, Bobby Sherman, Jimmy O'Neill

Votes: 131

26. Top of the Pops (1964–2019)

30 min | Music

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile, Legs & Co

Votes: 777

27. Hollywood a Go Go (1964–1966)

60 min | Music

Music-variety show based in Los Angeles, Califonia featuring many popular music stars. Initially a local program, it was quickly pick-up and released in first-run syndication nationwide by Four Star Television.

Stars: Deanna Mollner, The Sinners, The Challengers, Joey Paige

Votes: 8

31. What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (1964 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary, Music, News

A documentary following the Fab Four for five days in 1964. A humorous and freewheeling account of their first trip to America.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 112

33. Around the Beatles (1964 TV Special)

52 min | Comedy

The Beatles' first variety special.

Director: Rita Gillespie | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 40

35. Upbeat (1964–1971)

60 min | Music

Teen music and dance show from Cleveland, Ohio.

Stars: Don Webster, Dave C. & The Sharptones, Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers, The Grasshoppers

38. The Man They Call Genius (1964 TV Special)

45 min | Music

Ray's song list includes Take These Chains From My Heart. Performed in front of a mixed audience of the public and musical celebrities.

Director: Robert Fleming | Stars: Ray Charles, The Raelettes, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts

39. The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964 TV Movie)

G | Music

Sing The Times They Are A-Changin' in the Style of "Bob Dylan". Stingray Karaoke Rock, Classic Rock, 1964, English, Key G.

Director: Daryl Duke | Star: Bob Dylan

Votes: 22

40. Whole Lotta Shakin (1964 TV Movie)


Bikers, scaffolding, an electrified audience and Jerry Lee Lewis with his pals.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: The Breakaways, Joe Brown, Eric Burdon, Jerry Lee Lewis

41. Beat-Club (1965–1981)

30 min | Music

Rock''s legendary performers graced the stage of this famed television show. Performing on television with no time limitations, these artists were able to pull out all the stops on, what today are, some of their most recognizable songs.

Stars: Uschi Nerke, Dave Lee Travis, Gitta Weidhaas, Karin Weidhaas

Votes: 57

42. Where the Action Is (1965–1967)

TV-G | 60 min | Music