Ford Startime: Swingin' Singin' Years
|Seasons featuring Vaughn||....||1960|
|Date Aired||....||March 8, 1960|
|Night/Time Slot||....||Tuesday 9:30 pm|
|Run Time||....||60 min|
|Run Time of VM segment||....||4-1/2 min|
|Writers||...||Tom and Frank Waldman|
Ford Startime (aka Lincoln-Mercury Startime) was an hour long, color anthology series sponsored by the automotive company. Music, variety and drama alternated in various programs over the course of the one season it aired. Many top stars appeared. This episode was a musical salute to the post-World War II era of big bands and vocalists, when many former band vocalists became singing stars and the swing bands began to play for audiences of listeners instead of dancers. Sequel to the 2/9/60 Ford Startime episode, "The Swingin' Years," which covered the big swing bands of the Thirties.
The introduction to the segment featuring Vaughn Monroe shows a car pulling up, Vaughn getting out on the passenger side, calling out: "This is it" and waving on the bus with the band. Everyone gets off the bus and then Ronald Reagan goes into an introduction. The band plays about one minute of "Racing With The Moon," after which Vaughn and the Moon Maids sing "There, I've Said It Again."
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