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1958: The Andy Williams Show
July 3, 2019  | By TV WW  | 2 comments
 
On this day in 1958, ABC introduced The Andy Williams Show, a summer replacement series for The Pat Boone—Chevy Showroom.

The 13-week musical variety show featured crooner Williams, along with performers such as Dick Van Dyke, The Bob Hamilton Trio and The Mort Lindsey Orchestra.

The following summer, another Andy Williams Show aired - this time on CBS, as a replacement for The Garry Moore Show. In 1962, Williams graduated to his own regular season show, also called The Andy Williams Show, on NBC.

 
 
 
 
 
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Mac
A bit of context. Andy had ongoing TV shows,even more than mentioned in the blurb. 1969 saw a rejuvenated Williams' variety show which embraced then-modern sounds,like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blood Sweat & Tears & Linda Ronstadt. Music director this time around was Mike Post,after Mike's success arranging Mason Williams' hit single,Classical Gas. Mike was 24 at the time,which means he was entering his teen years when this first Andy Williams show aired. Mike would later do lots of drama themes and scores including: Rockford Files, Magnum P.I., Hill St. Blues,NYPD Blue and the Law & Order franchises.
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E. Lomke
Pat Boone ribbon-cut short-lived Freedomland in the Bx 6/19/60, approx the same era, & dont ask why I know....AW's Greek is good, 'Never on Sunday.'
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