Yahoo! -- Band Leader

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Mon Apr 14 12:48:01 UTC 2008

By unfortunate coincidence, the answer, or at least part of it, is
provided in today's NY Times
958260) in a story reporting the death last week of Dorothy Collins, who
sang on Your Hit Parade show.
Raymond Scott is described there as the band leader for the YHP show, and
later the orchestra leader for an NBC Hit Parade show.
on 4/13/08 10:31 PM, Wilson Gray at hwgray at GMAIL.COM wrote:

> Has anyone else os sufficient maturity noticed the use of the phrase,
> "lucky-strike extra," in a recent Yahoo! commercial. Back in the
> 'Forties and early 'Fifties, Lucky Strike cigarettes sponsored a radio
> and, later, a television show featuring the seven most popular songs
> of the week. When a song out of the top seven was sung or played (Axel
> Stordahl & The Lucky Strike Orchestra!), it was called a "Lucky Strike
> extra."
> -Wilson
> --

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