Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Chevy Show, from January 29, 1961, and the America That was

An old buddy writes,

Just a typical night on TV from Sunday, January 29, 1961, in an America that used to be and will never be again.

Three tiny examples are what Louie Armstrong & Kay Starr say from 24:45 to 25:00, Louie at 31:25 and Kay at about 51:45.

This is The Chevy Show (1/29/61), complete with Chevy commercials.

My Cat "Chevrolet" born in 1961 from will friedwald on Vimeo.

[N.S.: Thanks to Will Friedwald, author of the splendid Sinatra book, Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer's Art, that my sister gave me for Christmas about 16 years ago.]


Kay Starr
Louis Armstrong
Tony Bennett
George Shearing
Harpo Marx

P.S. The younger people on this list obviously can’t remember (and some weren’t even born) and may not even relate, but this is just a miniscule snapshot of a million miniscule snapshots from back then.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In January 1961, I was 10 years old. My favorite show was "The Untouchables," along with many other entertaining programs.

David In TN