Thursday, November 01, 2012

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Oct. 24-30, 2012

Show No. 159
Oct. 24-30, 2012
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember Annette Funicello's birthday and Chubby Checker's first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, both of which originally occurred This Week in TV History. Also in this hour: a look at entertainment headlines, including the 11 Awesome TV Doctors That You Wish Were Real; and Greg Ehrbar on Tutti Camarata and the origin of "the Annette Sound."
Second hour: Ed welcomes Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Ron Dante, lead vocalist for The Archies and The Cuff Links, and a man who has worked with such music greats as Don Kirshner, Bobby Darin, Cher, Dionne Warwick, Pat Benatar, Melissa Manchester, Ray Charles, John Denver and Barry Manilow. Ron will be performing at the Woodfield Country Club in Baca Raton, FL on Nov. 17; at the Snoqualmie Casino at Snoqualmie, WA on Dec. 2; at the Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce, FL on Feb. 1; and at the upcoming Davy Jones Memorial Monkees Convention at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in East Rutherford, NJ on Mar. 1-3, 2013. Also in this hour: Phil Gries with Part 4 of the Sounds of Lost Television’s tribute to Jack Paar, featuring audio from Tonight Show appearances with Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters and James Cagney.
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