Rock & Role: American Rock Group Appearances on Scripted U.S. Television Series (1964–1970) (hardback)
Rock & Role: American Rock Group Appearances on Scripted U.S. Television Series (1964–1970)
by Mike Dugo
After the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, American prime time television was quick to capitalize on a new, presumed musical fad that had attracted millions of viewers. Within weeks, scripted TV shows were showcasing Beatles-knock off bands. As the sixties progressed, rock and roll groups—both real and faux—were written into many of the TV programs of the era. Classic shows like Gilligan’s Island, The Munsters, Get Smart, Batman, F Troop, Mannix and I Dream of Jeannie all welcomed popular recording groups, while lesser recalled programs such as The Felony Squad, The Name of the Game and Judd for the Defense continued the trend. From rock n’ roll to Rock & Role, this book documents all known American band appearances on 1960’s scripted U.S. television, several which paired some of the greatest music ever recorded with the most popular TV shows of all-time!