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In 1964, one of the most popular tv shows was ABC-TV’s Hootenanny TV show. On 1/31/64, the band was offered to appear on the show for $4,000 . The producer wanted one tune for 3 1/2 minutes. Later, I told the producer we decided on "South Rampart St. Parade". He said he wanted it done in 2 1/2 minutes.
On Feb. 8 we went to Webster Hall at Dartmouth College to tape the show with Will Alger, trombone; Jack Maheu, clarinet: Wild Bill Davison, cornet; Paul Squire, trumpet; Bob D'Imperio. piano; Tony Bresia, bass; and DIck Jones, drums. Wild Bill and I argued with the producer over only 2 1/2 minutes but he insisted. After some rearranging, it was cut to 2 1/2 minutes. The Dartmouth students came to the rehearsal and the final show. At the rehearsal, the entire hall and the crew exploded in applause and the producer gave us 3 1/2 minutes ! We were next to last on the show before Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter. Joan Baez and the Serendipity Singers were also on the show. Jack Linkletter was the host.
(On 2/10, I made this entry in my diary: “Biggest sensation in country is a rock and roll group called "The Beatles".)

WE EXPECT TO ADD A RECORDING OF THE PERFORMANCE ON THE WEBSITE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.