Rock 'n' Roll on TV (1950s & '60s)


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Interviewees discuss Rock 'n' Roll music on television.

Highlights
Mitzi Gaynor on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, the same night The Beatles were on
Louis J. Horvitz on getting a job directing Don Kirshner's Rock Concert for NBC
Larry Auerbach on William Morris signing Elvis Presley
Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on "Bye Bye Birdie" as a commentary on the then-state of Rock 'N Roll
Pat Boone on rock and roll and R&B music
Steve Binder on producing and directing Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special
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Lee Adams

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Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on "Bye Bye Birdie" as a commentary on the then-state of Rock 'N Roll

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on how the William Morris Agency dealt with the emergence of Rock and Roll music and booking those acts on television
Larry Auerbach on William Morris signing Elvis Presley

Steve Binder

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Steve Binder on producing The T.A.M.I. Show
Steve Binder on Shindig and Hullabaloo
Steve Binder on producing and directing Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special

Pat Boone

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Pat Boone on rock and roll and R&B music

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on hosting a teen dance show (The Nick Clooney School Salute) in Lexington, Kentucky and integrating the show

Mitzi Gaynor

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Mitzi Gaynor on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, the same night The Beatles were on

Hal Gurnee

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Hal Gurnee on The Jack Paar Program showing footage of The Beatles from England a few weeks before they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show

Larry King

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Larry King on meeting Paul McCartney and on Arthur Fiedler's remarks about The Beatles

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
John Moffitt on directing music on The Ed Sullivan Show (i.e. Rolling Stones; Dave Clark Five)

William Schallert

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William Schallert on the music featured on The Patty Duke Show

Gary Smith

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Gary Smith on the state of rock and roll on television when Hullabaloo came along

Charles Strouse

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Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on "Bye Bye Birdie" as a commentary on the then-state of Rock 'N Roll

June Taylor

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June Taylor on choreographing Stage Show, and on Elvis Presley making his television debut on Stage Show

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