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A 60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo (My Music)

Airs Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The Lovin’ Spoonful with lead singer-songwriter John Sebastian performs their hit “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice.”

Transporting viewers back to the days of go-go dancers, mod miniskirts and swinging pop-rock sounds, "A 60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo" (MY MUSIC) is the first-ever retrospective of the fondly remembered and highly influential 1965-66 NBC primetime series “Hullabaloo.”

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Herman’s Hermits perform their hit "Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat."

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The Byrds sing their classic "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "The Times They Are a-Changin."

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The Animals with Eric Burdon offer their rock classic “It’s My Life.”

The top singers and groups of the hippest decade present their greatest hits, blending the British Invasion with folk-rock and classic rhythm and blues. This program is hosted by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits.

The musical melting pot of the sixties is fully seen and heard in "A 60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo" in 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 folk-rock sounds of the sixties 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”).

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Above: Return to the era of go-go dancers, mod mini-skirts and swinging pop-rock sounds with this special. The top singers and groups of the hippest decade present their greatest hits, blending the British Invasion with Broadway and folk-rock with rhythm and blues. This first-ever retrospective of the 1965-66 NBC-TV primetime series includes appearances by The Rascals, Nancy Sinatra and The Four Seasons!