Mick Avory, Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Pete Quaife of the British rock band the Kinks standing on a London rooftop.

ABC’s Shindig! premiered on September 16, 1964.  While it would last mere 16 months, it showcased countless music acts that are now legendary.

I mean…just look at this reel of promos from 1964!

In honor of the show’s anniversary, we present to you seven classic performances from Shindig!


The Beatles – “Kansas City,” “I’m a Loser” and “Boys”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.