Original language(s) English
Original network CBC Television
Final episode date 28 June 1967
Number of seasons 4
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 4
First episode date 3 October 1963
Network CBC Television
Cast Alex Trebek
|Producer(s) Stan Jacobson (1963-1964)
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.
Pop and rock music was featured in this series for youth, essentially a Canadian version of American Bandstand.
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:
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.
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.