Every year, during the holiday season I enjoy revisiting holiday shows that I enjoyed while young. I find these programs reflect so much of what life was like during the twentieth century.
Back in the day I would re-watch the videos via VHS, eventually I was able to buy a box set of classic television, presently, YouTube makes it possible to share the nostalgia with all of you!
Take a trip back to the 1950s and 60s with selections from The Jack Benny Program, Your Hit Parade, Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, and The Dinah Shore Show.
Live from Paris, 1968, Surprise Partie featured some of the top rock artists of the day including, The Who, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Small Faces, The Troggs, Les Variations, Booker T & The MGs, The Equals, and Joe Cocker.
These early music videos for ringing in the new years feature artists Dianne Lennon & Steve Smith, The McGuire Sisters, Peggy Lee, Sylvia Syms, Roosevelt Sykes, Julie Andrews, The Sisters, Lonnie Johnson, and Freddy Mitchell.
In the 1950s it wouldn’t be New Years without Guy Lombardo and His Royal Candians. Join Guy and friends as they ring in 1958.
It’s the 1970s and Guy and the gang are still going strong as 1977 arrives in New York City.
In 1966 Lawrence Welk and guests brought the music, dance, and celebration into the homes of fans for New Year’s Eve.
A selection of old-fashioned tunes to share on a cold, wintry New Year’s Eve.
Featuring Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Zelma O’Neal & Jack Haley, Robert Cannon, Dick Dale & Alice Lon, Dean Martin, Norma Zimmer, Ella Fitzgerald, Larry Hooper & Janet Lennon, and Spike Jones & his City Slickers.
Although a small segment is muted, it is a worthwhile listen.
Before television folks tuned into the radio for their New Year’s entertainment. This is the 1943 Jack Benny New Year’s Eve program.
The final episode of Match Game ’73 with Bert Convy, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Lee Meriwether, Richard Dawson, and Gail Fisher.
New Year’s Eve 1965, the warm up segment for the The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson with Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson and the orchestra.
It’s December 31, 1977 and The Ramones are live at the Rainbow Theater in London, England. Join them for the concert.
The first New Year celebration since the end of WWII and the Armed Forces Radio Service produced a program from seventeen of the “Big Band Era’s” greatest attractions playing from ballrooms across the nation. The program entitled “Swing Around The Clock” was broadcast worldwide to usher in the year 1946.
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