At the risk of repeating what someone else may have said (I didn't read all 19 pages of responses...shame on me), the TV music teacher in the 60s was Kathleen McVicker.
I remember Uncle Roy, and was also on Capt. Billy once when I was 5. I won a whole pile of twinkies and cupcakes.
Does anyone remember TV Kindergarten with Joyce Marron? I thought she was soooo cool when I was little.
I'm loving all the references to the old TV and radio ads. I remember lots of them!
Here's a weird tidbit: Glen Campbell's ex-wife was my mom's hairdresser.
What a fun thread! I didn't grow up in Burque but saw all the same shows mentioned from Los Alamos. Remember when Dr. Fishbeck pulled a rattlesnake out of a canvas bag when it was supposed to be a harmless snake from the Albuquerque Zoo? This was on his science show that we all watched with great joy in Jr. High school. It was a sad day for New Mexico when he took the job in LA. I saw him doing the weather report there 25 years later, with all the same Groucho Marx goofiness (wiggling his mustache, et al). Loved seeing the pictures of Dick Bills. As with so many kids in the baby boomer era, that show was a vitally important part of the after-school agenda. I read someone else mention "racing home from school" to see it, and I think all the kids I grew up with did. We envied Albuquerque kids for being able to appear on that show and others. Thanks for the memories ! Great thread!
Here's another picture of Glen Campbell in an Albuquerque store playing with Red Rimbert, John Laswell, Buzz Barnham (or is that his uncle Dick Bills with the guitar?), somewhere in 1954!
thanks for replying. I will try and post that picture. Let's see if I can figure out how this this work...
Here's a book excerpt about Dick Bills, Glen Campbell and Albuquerque.
I hope the link is clickable, else you have to copy and paste it into your browser address bar. My question is: does anybody remember Dick Bills and his gang playing at the "Blue Spruce"? I have heard about them playing at the Hitchin' Post and Club Chesterfield but never the Blue Spruce...
How I would have loved to see a young Glen Campbell playing Wildwood Flower. I've heard that he played it on Dick Bill's tv show as well.
Ah yes,the Blue Spruce. One block east of Louisiana on the south side of Central. That was one rough place. I doubt if that building the Blue Spruce was in was big enough to accomodate the Sandia Mountain Boys, but I am only guessing since I was never in the place.[even after I turned 21] I think my uncle Doc spent time in there as well as in the Cactus Bar which was in the eighty hundred block of Central on the north side. A LPG company had the building next door with large gas storage tanks behind the buildings. I believe the original owner of the LPG business was Dick Martin who had a home in the one hundred block of Tennessee. I recall that that home was trucked in from another location.The city didn't get natural gas into that area until the late forties or early fifties so Dick did a big business in tanks and gas.He was a very nice man.