A TV show
in the mid-60s
, part of a wave(let) of prime-time pop music
shows on television
, like Hullabaloo
and Dick Clark
's Where the Action Is
. It was created by Jack Good, who had previously created Ready Steady Go!
TV, and hosted by Los Angeles
DJ Jimmy O'Neill.
The show's archives are probably an oldies goldmine - it seems like every popular non-Beatle artist, cool or not, appeared on the show. (Rhino Records has videos, I think). The Shindogs house band (for there was little or no lipsyncing, from what I can tell) included, at various times, Leon Russell, Glen Campbell (I think), and Billy Preston, who probably cringes when he sees footage of himself sporting a Beatle haircut.
It ran from the fall of 1964 to the winter of 1966, when it was replaced by a new action-adventure comedy (of sorts) called Batman, which came on two nights a week (Tuesday/Thursday), just as Shindig did (Tuesday/Saturday). But Shindig had become enough of a phenomenon to be included in an episode of The Flintstones.