They hung sprinkler bars high up across front of the stage. When we started "Singing In The Rain" It began raining down from above while the TV cameras were shooting through it.
The video quality has degraded but the music hasn't. :-)
WOW! That was WONDERFUL! The sound is amazing!
It was a beautiful arrangement. Red Skelton had always been a favorite entertainer of mine so I was excited to meet him.
I LOVED him, our entire family would sit down to watch his show and no one made a sound...except for the laughter.
Our family too.
My 2nd wife helped him when she worked at the airport in Los Angeles and he wrote her a beautiful letter on the Red Carpet stationery and drew a hobo for her on another piece. His main gallery was in Honolulu. We visited and mentioned what he had done and they said they didn't know of any other instance where he wrote a letter with his artwork. They said it was very valuable. Of course she would never sell it.
That was beautiful thanks for sharing, Red Skelton was the best entertainer and you got to meet him but you guys were great to because you were on his show.
I got an email right after this post saying the founder of the group passed away last night.
So sorry, Dale. That's sad.
I'm so sorry Dale, that's so sad!
Wow, you all were awesome! What an amazing experience you all had! Reminds me a lot of a youth choir group that visited our high school called Up With People.
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing the group and music!
My younger brother was the keyboard player for Up With Peoples "A" group. :-)
Wow this is great Dale. YOu all sounded great what a wonderful memory. I loved Red Skeleton too. Sorry to hear tyour loss.
How cool is that. To get to see you at that age. How old were you?
"...interest in helping other students throughout America and the world to attain self-confidence, self-esteem..." And you haven't stopped, have you? Still helping students here on EX attain self confidence and self esteem.
I was 19 going on 20.
It has developed from when I was in the group. The 60's were the time the group was established. My group got to do all the TV and recording because we were the first. The Viet Nam war and the draft were going on when I joined the group and there was great turmoil. It was what America needed at the time to bridge our differences and help pull us together. There are now groups going all over the world promoting music. They go to towns worldwide and perform their show to get people interested and then they teach the local kids their show over a weeks time. At the end of that week, the local kids perform the show for their own town. It's very inspirational.
Good and hard times! Very entertaining! Thank You for sharing your experiences!
This is so cool Dale!!! Thanks for sharing, my 7 year old grandson enjoyed watching these videos with me.... he says " They are very good singers, Nana", .....yep, I agreed!
Beautiful memories Dale, and I am sorry for your loss.
You have some wonderful memories here thanks for sharing and I'll say again how sorry I am for your loss.
What a great flashback to the '60's. I am so impressed that you got to be a part of something so special. Great music, and it brought up great memories of my family gathering in front of our TV to watch these shows together. Thanks for the blast from the past. I, too, add my condolences for your loss.
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