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Shindig- 50's & 60's Dance Night

When: Tue., July 10 2018
This 1950s and 1960s themed dance party takes its name from the vintage musical variety show, hosted by Jimmy O'Neill, which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1966, prime years for R&B, soul and British Invasion pop rock. Here's Wikipedia on the show: "Shindig! was conceived as a short-notice replacement for Hootenanny, a series that had specialized in folk revival music. The folk revival had fizzled in 1964 as the result of the British Invasion, which damaged the ratings for Hootenanny and prompted that show's cancellation. Shindig! focused on a broader variety of popular music than its predecessor and first aired for a half-hour every Wednesday evening, but was expanded to an hour in January 1965. In the fall of 1965, the show split into two half-hour telecasts, on Thursday and Saturday nights. Shindig!'s premiere episode was actually the second pilot, and featured Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers and The Righteous Brothers. Later shows were taped in Britain with The Beatles as the guests. The series featured other "British invasion" bands and performers including The Who, The Rolling Stones and Cilla Black. Shindig continued to broadcast episodes from London throughout its run." The venue, Elizabeth Billiards is a repeat best pool hall winner for CL's Best of Charlotte. Here's our rave from 2012: "A repeat winner. Elizabeth Billiards is a Plaza Midwood favorite and beloved home to many regulars. It's a little grimy and the acoustics require yelling to communicate, but it's the quintessential pool hall, embodying everything that's to be adored about a local dive bar. The pool is free, the beer comes in bottles and it's a reliable community staple. Aside from the occasional rogue dart or hustler, the atmosphere is relaxed and agreeable."

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