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Syndicated Pop & Rock Music Series
Season 1 (1964-65)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Ben Chaput
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com) / UCLA Film and Television Archive
Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, The Chicago Tribune
The New York Times,  New York Metropolitan edition TV Guide

########## The Big 5 Show / Upbeat ###########
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1.01 [001] Big 5 Show: August 15, 1964 (Cleveland)
15Aug1964 WEWS-5 Cleveland (Saturday 5:00pm)
Guest host:
Johnny Walters (Cleveland radio personality/DJ at WHK radio)
Guests:
Nancy Ames (singer & "That Was the Week That Was" regular)
Bud and Travis (folk-singers),
The Grasshoppers,
Joey and the Continentals.
Series Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
15Aug1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper.
15Aug1964 Mansfield News-Journal.

1.02 [002] Big 5 Show: August 22, 1964 (Cleveland)
22Aug1964 WEWS-5 Cleveland (Saturday 5:00pm)
Guest host:
Ron Brittain (WHK radio DJ)
Guests:
Michael Anthony and the Chants,
The Graduates,
The Grasshoppers,
The Rustics (female folk trio from Ohio U),
Regulars:
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
21Aug1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer "TV Week" magazine.
22Aug1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.03 [003] Big 5 Show: August 29, 1964 (Cleveland)
29Aug1964 WEWS-5 Cleveland (Saturday 5:00pm)
Guest host: Bob Friend (WHK radio DJ)
Guests include:
The Dantes,
Robert Gonlet (Goulet?)
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Source:
Cleveland Plains-Dealer TV listings.
Note:
According to a now-defunct webpage, the August 29, 1964 guests were "Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell,
a 16-year-old Janis Ian, and then-Ohio State student, Phil Ochs."
(Note: This guest list has at least one error: Janis Ian wasn't 16 until 1967. So these guests may be from another date.)

1.04 [004] Big 5 Show: September 5, 1964 (Cleveland)
05Sep1964 WEWS-5 Cleveland (Saturday 5:00pm)
Broadcast live from the Parade of Progress.
Hosted by the "Good Guys of WHK" (radio DJs).
Regulars:
The Big 5 Dancers.
Guests unknown.
Sources:
04Sep1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
05Sep1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.05 [005] Big 5 Show: September 12, 1964 (Cleveland)
12Sep1964 WEWS-5 Cleveland (Saturday 5:00pm)
Guests unknown.
Sources:
11Sep1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
12Sep1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.06 [006] Big 5 Show: September 19, 1964 (Cleveland)
19Sep1964 WEWS-5 Cleveland (Saturday 5:00pm)
Guest host:
"Emperor" Joe Mayer (WHK radio DJ)
Guests:
Tom King and the Starfires,
Don Gregory and the Montclairs,
singer Gary Von.
Sources:
18Sep1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
19Sep1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.07 [007] Big 5 Show: September 26, 1964 (Cleveland)
26Sep1964 WEWS-5 Cleveland (Saturday 5:00pm)
Host:
Don Webster (possibly Webster's first episode).
Guest DJ:
Kerm Gregory (of WHK radio, with his friend "Fang").
Scheduled guests:
Diane Minor (singer),
Ruby Wright (singing "Dern Ya"),
The Velvelettes.
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
The Grasshoppers,
The Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
26Sep1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.
25Sep1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no guest details.

Note: At this point Don Webster became the permanent host, with various "guest D.J.'s" appearing as co-hosts.

1.08 [008] Big 5 Show: October 3, 1964 (Cleveland)
03Oct1964 WEWS-5 Cleveland (Saturday 5:00pm)
Scheduled guests:
Chad and Jeremy
The Five Sounds,
Gale Garnett,
Barry Lee.
Guest DJ:
Johnny Walters (of WHK radio).
Sources:
02Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
03Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.09 [009] Big 5 Show: October 10, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Billy Davis Jr.,
The Gents,
The Kingston Trio,
Johnny Nash,
The Pilgrims,
Lonnie Satin.

Sources:
09Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
10Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer (page 42).

1.10 [010] Big 5 Show: October 17, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Alaine Williams (singer),
The Grasshoppers
Guest DJ:
Bob Friend (of WHK radio).
Source:
16Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
Note:
17Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer - no guest info.

1.11 [011] Big 5 Show: October 24, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Bobbi-Pins,
The Bronzettes,
Joe Meyer [Mayer?],
The Motions,
Joey and the Continentals.
Guest DJ: Al James (of WHK radio).
Sources:
23Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week
24Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.12 [012] Big 5 Show: October 31, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Frank Gari,
Joey and the Continentals,
The Mark IV,
The Monzelles,
Ruby and the Romantics,
The Tripjacks.
Regulars:
Dave C. and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Guest DJ: Kerm Gregory (of WHK radio).
Sources:
31Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings (pg. 42)
30Oct1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no guest info

1.13 [013] Big 5 Show: November 7, 1964 (Cleveland)
Guests:
Bruce and the Duvelles,
Bobby Goldsboro,
Jim Grant (baseball pitcher, making a singing appearance),
The Rolling Stones.
Regulars:
Dave C. and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Guest DJ:
Joe Mayer (of WHK radio)
Sources:
06Nov1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week
07Nov1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer (p. 42)

1.14 [014] Big 5 Show: November 14, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Jerry Butler,
Betty Everett,
The Gents,
actor Tommy Kirk,
New Village Singers,
Joey Paige,
Jean Paul Vignon,
Guest DJ:
Ron Britain (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
13Nov1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week
14Nov1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings (page 20)

1.15 [015] Big 5 Show: November 21, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Nella Dobbs,
The Dukays,
The Elgins,
Frank Geari and the Mark IV,
Ivan and the Sabers,
Bobby Rydell.
Guest DJ:
Johnny Walters (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
21Nov1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.
Note:
20Nov1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no details

1.16 [016] Big 5 Show: November 28, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Big 5 Four,
The Four Tops,
Frank Gari,
Marvin Gaye,
Jay and the Americans,
The Mark IV,
The Shangri-La's.
Guest DJ: Al James (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
28Nov1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer (p. 24)
27Nov1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no guest info

1.17 [017] Big 5 Show: December 5, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Carmen Cole,
Johnny Cymbal,
Ronnie Dove,
The Gents,
Jim "Mudcat" Grant,
The Playmates.
Guest DJ: Bob Friend (of WHK radio).
Sources:
04Dec1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
05Dec1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer (page 41)

1.18 [018] Big 5 Show: December 12, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Peter, Paul and Mary
Jackie Quickly (possibly Tommy Quickly).
Source:
11Dec1964 Cleveland Plain-Dealer (p. 18, TV Week)
12Dec1964 Cleveland Plain-Dealer: guests not listed.

1.19 [019] Big 5 Show: December 19, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Chubby Checker,
Dave Clark Five,
Walter Jackson,
Joey Mann,
Van Trever,
The Village Stompers.
Guest DJ:
Joe Mayer (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
18Dec1964 Cleveland Plain-Dealer TV Week: no details
19Dec1964 Cleveland Plain-Dealer (page 42)
Note:
19Dec1964 Photo caption:
"Van Trevor, the Connecticut singer with the rock in his voice and the pebbles in his guitar,
appears at 5 today on Channel 5's Big Five Show."

1.20 [020] Big 5 Show: December 26, 1964 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Julian "Cannonball" Adderly,
The Gestures,
Sherry Starlyn.
Sources:
25Dec1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
26Dec1964 Cleveland Plain Dealer (p. 35).

1.21 [021] Big 5 Show: January 2, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Little Anthony and the Imperials,
The Rustics.
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones
Sources:
02Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer
01Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no guest details

1.22 [022] Big 5 Show: January 9, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Ray Anthony and his Orchestra,
The Bookends,
Jimmy McGriff Trio.
Guest DJ:
Johnny Walters (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
09Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer.
08Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no details

1.23 [023] Big 5 Show: January 16, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Beverly Elliott,
The Highlanders,
The Motions.
Guest DJ:
Al James (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
15Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week
16Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer

1.24 [024] Big 5 Show: January 23, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Impressions,
Bobbie Martin,
The Pilgrims,
Jackie Wilson.
Sources:
22Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
23Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer.

1.25 [025] Big 5 Show: January 30, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Bobbi Pins,
The Grasshoppers,
Ivan and the Sabers,
Frankie Randall.
Guest DJ:
Joe Mayer (of WHK radio)
Regulars:
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
29Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
30Jan1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.26 [026] Big 5 Show: February 6, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Oak Ridge Boys,
Red Ryders,
Jean-Paul Vignon
Dionne Warwick.
Guest DJ:
Bob Friend (of WHK radio).
Sources:
(1) 05Feb1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
(2) 06Feb1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.27 [027] Big 5 Show: February 13, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
John Andrea (singing "Take Her"),
Beverly Elliott,
Guest DJ:
Kerm Gregory (of WHK radio).
Sources:
12Feb1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
13Feb1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer: no details

1.28 [028] Big 5 Show: February 20, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Carmen McRae,
The Red Ryders,
Freddy Scott,
The Tulu Babies.
The Velvelettes.
Guest DJ:
Ron Britain (of WHK radio).
Sources:
19Feb1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
20Feb1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.29 [029] Big 5 Show: February 27, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guest:
Aretha Franklin.
Guest DJ: Johnny Walters (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones
Sources:
26Feb1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
27Feb1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.30 [030] Big 5 Show: March 6, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Cathy Carroll,
The Drifters,
The Earthtones,
Etta James,
Kenny Price,
June Mason,
Susan Wayne.
Guest DJ:
Al James (of WHK radio).
Sources:
05Mar1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
06Mar1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.31 [031] Big 5 Show: March 13, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled performers:
the Grasshoppers,
Dave C and the Sharptones.
Guest DJ:
Joe Mayer (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones
Sources:
12Mar1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
13Mar1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.32 [032] Big 5 Show: March 20, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Fuller Brothers,
B.B. King,
Rocky and the Visions.
Sources:
19Mar1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
20Mar1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.33 [033] Big 5 Show: March 27, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers,
The Earthtones,
Duke Ellington,
The Highlanders,
Johnny Hammond,
Bobby Sherman,
Junior Walker.
Guest DJ:
Kerm Gregory (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
26Mar1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
27Mar1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.34 [034] Big 5 Show: April 3, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Graduates,
The Sundowners,
The Tammys.
Guest DJ:
Ron Britain (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
02Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
03Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.35 [035] Big 5 Show: April 10, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guest:
Jimmy Smith.
Guest DJ:
Johnny Walters (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones
Sources:
09Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
10Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.36 [036] Big 5 Show: April 17, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Chris Connerly (of "Peyton Place"),
Gloria Lynn (singer).
Guest DJ:
Al James (of WHK radio).
Sources:
(1) 16Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
(2) 17Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.37 [037] Big 5 Show: April 24, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Les McCann Jazz Group,
Lou Rawls.
Guest DJ: Joe Mayer (of WHK radio).
Sources:
23Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
24Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.38 [038] Big 5 Show: May 1, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Alley Cats,
Bobby Bland,
The Grasshoppers,
"Miss Cleveland" finalists.
Guest DJ:
Bob Friend (of WHK radio).
Sources:
30Apr1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
01May1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.39 [039] Big 5 Show: May 8, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Foggy River Four (from Garfield Heights),
Peggy March,
Royal Rebels,
Benny Thomas,
Johnny Tillotson,
Junior Welfare Volunteers.
Guest DJ:
Kerm Gregory (of WHK radio).
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones
Sources:
07May1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
08May1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.40 [040] Big 5 Show: May 15, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Brothers Four,
The Muphets,
The Pussy Cats.
Guest DJ:
Ron Britain (of WHK radio).
Source:
14May1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
Note:
Muphets is correct: http://www.60sgaragebands.com/muphets.html

1.41 [041] Big 5 Show: May 22, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guest:
Rocky Colavito
Sources:
21May1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
22May1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.42 [042] Big 5 Show: May 29, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Eve and Linda,
Kenny and the Kasuals.
Guest DJ:
Johnny Walters (of WHK radio).
Sources:
28May1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
29May1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.43 [043] Big 5 Show: June 5, 1965 (Cleveland)
05Jun1965 WEWS-5 shown at 6pm (instead of 5pm)
Guests unknown.
Sources:
04June1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no details
05June1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer: no details

1.44 [044] Big 5 Show: June 12, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Chubby Checker,
Eve and Linda.
Sources:
11June1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
12June1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.45 [045] Big 5 Show: June 19, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Paul Anka (singing "The Loneliest Boy in The World"),
The Brothers Cain,
Eve and Linda,
The Grasshoppers,
Freddy Hughes,
Ike and Tina Turner.
Guest DJ:
Dave (last name?) of WHK radio
Regulars:
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
18June1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no guest info
19June1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.46 [046] Big 5 Show: June 26, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guest:
Billy Joe Royal.
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones
Sources:
25June1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
26June1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.47 [047] Big 5 Show: July 3, 1965 (Cleveland)
03July1965 WEWS-5 Saturday 6pm (instead of 5pm).
Guests unknown.
Sources:
02July1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week: no guest info
03July1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer: no guest info.

1.48 [048] Big 5 Show: July 10, 1965 (Cleveland)
Guests unknown
Guest host: WHK radio DJ Joe Mayer (substituting for vacationing Don Webster).
Sources:
09July1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week
10July1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.49 [049] Big 5 Show: July 17, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Astronauts,
Vic Dana,
The Grasshoppers,
Sonny & Cher,
The Vassels.
Source:
17July1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.50 [050] Big 5 Show: July 24, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests include:
Johnny Crawford.
Sources:
24July1965 article mentions a Johnny Crawford interview on the Big 5 Show.
Note:
No details in Cleveland Plain Dealer (23Jul1965 TV Week or 24July1965 TV listings).

1.51 [051] Big 5 Show: July 31, 1965
No guest info.
Note:
No details in Cleveland Plain Dealer (30Jul1965 TV Week or 31Jul1965 TV listings).

1.52 [052] Big 5 Show: August 7, 1965 (Cleveland)
Guests:
Joey Dee,
Judy Henske,
Edwin Star,
Dee Dee Warwick,
Ian Whitcomb.
Guest DJ: Bob Friend.
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
06Aug1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
07Aug1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.
Note:
07Aug1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer article:
"Ian Whitcomb, Joey Dee, Edwin Star, DeeDee Warwick, Judy Henske, Dave C and the Sharp Tones,
Dick Blake and WHK disc jockey Bob Friend.
They'll be cutting hair was well as the rug on the Big 5 today. Bob Friend will get the treatment."

1.52 [052] Big 5 Show: August 14, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
The Astronauts,
The Temptations.
Regulars:
Dave C and the Sharptones,
Dick Blake and the Big 5 Dancers.
Sources:
13Aug1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
14Aug1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.53 [053] Big 5 Show: August 21, 1965 (Cleveland)
Guests unknown.
Note:
No details in Cleveland Plain Dealer (20Aug1965 TV Week or 21Aug1965 listings).

1.54 [054] Big 5 Show: August 28, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Andrea Carroll,
The Female Beatles,
Sam Hawkins.
Sources:
27Aug1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV week.
28Aug1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

1.56 [056] Big 5 Show: September 4, 1965 (Cleveland)
Scheduled guests:
Sonny and Cher,
Conway Twitty,
Ian Whitcomb.
Host: Don Webster
Sources:
03Sep1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV Week.
04Sep1965 Cleveland Plain Dealer TV listings.

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