The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long television variety show that was broadcast weekly (generally on Saturday night) on ABC from January 4, 1964 to February 7, 1970. It began as a mid-season replacement for the short-lived Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show which had lasted only three months. It was staged in Hollywood at the former Hollywood Playhouse on Vine Street, which was renamed The Hollywood Palace during the show's duration and is today known as Avalon Hollywood. A little-known starlet named Raquel Welch was cast during the first season as the "Billboard Girl", who put the names of the acts on a placard (similar to that of a vaudeville house).
A number of popular music performers got their start on the show. For example, The Rolling Stones made their first US television appearance June 3, 1964, and The Jackson 5 made their first national television appearance on the October 14, 1969 episode of the show. The folk-rock group We Five performed their hit :You Were on My Mind", within a few weeks of its being released in 1965.
In a famous June 1964 telecast, The Rolling Stones were repeatedly ridiculed by host Dean Martin when they did two songs "I Just Want To Make Love To You" and "Not Fade Away". Later, when the Stones proved popular, reruns of their performance were shown with the current host and the original Martin comments edited out.