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Genre  music
Original language(s)  English
Original network  CBC Television
Final episode date  28 June 1967
Number of seasons  4
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Country of origin  Canada
No. of seasons  4
First episode date  3 October 1963
Network  CBC Television
Cast  Alex Trebek
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Producer(s)  Stan Jacobson (1963-1964) Allan Angus Pierre Desjardins Ray McConnell Manny Pitson Ain Soodor
Presented by  Alex Trebek, David Marsden
Similar  The Wizard of Odds, Singalong Jubilee, The $128 - 000 Question, Reach for the Top, Battlestars

Music Hop is a Canadian music television series which aired on CBC Television from 1963 to 1967.

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Premise

Pop and rock music was featured in this series for youth, essentially a Canadian version of American Bandstand.

Production

The first season (1963–1964) was a Toronto production with host Alex Trebek who welcomed visiting musicians and introduced songs from the house musicians before a studio audience of dancing teenagers. He was replaced in following seasons by Dave Mickie, a disc jockey for CKEY in that time. Series musicians were Norm Amadio and the Rhythm Rockers, joined by The Girlfriends who were a female vocal trio. The producer of this season was Stan Jacobson.

The second season's schedule expanded to all weekdays with other Canadian cities contributing to the production of Music Hop:

  • Mondays: Let's Go originated from Vancouver with producer Ain Soodor
  • Tuesdays: Jeunesse Oblige originated from Montreal with producer Pierre Desjardins
  • Wednesdays: Hootenanny originated from Winnipeg with producer Ray McConnell
  • Thursdays: Music Hop originated from Toronto with producer Allan Angus
  • Fridays: Frank's Bandstand originated from Halifax with producer Manny Pitson
  • Scheduling

    The first season of this half-hour series was broadcast Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern) from its debut 3 October 1963. In the following two seasons, it was seen every weekday, also at 5:30 p.m., since 28 September 1964. In its final season, the Friday episode was omitted from 3 October 1966 until its final broadcast on 28 June 1967.

    Reception

    Music Hop attracted approximately one million weekly viewers according to CBC estimates, mostly under age 20, with an estimated one-third of those viewers adults.

    References

    Music Hop Wikipedia


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