[Dixielandjazz] Johnny CArson and the Big Band
Robert S. Ringwald
robert at ringwald.com
Thu Jan 27 11:14:39 PST 2005
I wonder if the listmates know the following fact?
Johnny had it written into his contract that he would have a (I think it was
17-piece) band on the Tonight Show. He would not sign his contract unless
NBC agreed to this stipulation.
At one point, when the musicians union was on strike, I think around 1973 or
so, Johnny honored their picket line & would not do the Tonight Show without
--Bob Ringwald K6YBV
Placerville, CA USA
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