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    Donna Loren "Shakin' All Over" - Shindig 1965

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    Donna Loren's live performance of "Shakin' All Over" aired on 7-7-65. This song was originally performed by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. It was written by frontman Johnny Kidd and reached #1 in the United Kingdom in August 1960. The original recording was not a hit outside of Europe. Instead, "Shakin' All Over" gained fame in North America after The Who covered it in 1965, where it was a #1 hit in Canada and a #22 hit in the US.

    Donna Loren was the one-and-only "Dr Pepper Girl" from 1963 to 1968. She was signed to a long-term contract with the soft-drink company to sing all television and radio commercials, do all magazine and billboard advertising representing them in every capacity, sometimes sharing the spotlight with American Bandstand’s Dick Clark. This relationship led to her touring in Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars with other popular acts like The Supremes and singing solos in the popular Beach Party films starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. Later, she became the regular female vocalist on the popular 60's American live rock ‘n roll TV show "Shindig" and she appeared in singing and acting roles in many popular TV shows like Batman, Gomer Pyle, The Mothers-In-Law, Red Skelton, Milton Berle and various game shows. She released over 20 singles, an LP and 2 CD's. Ms Loren is currently in the studio again recording. More info: www.donnaloren.net