(TV Movie) (musical director)
(TV Movie) (music supervisor)
"Bandland/Revolution in Sound" (Columbia)
Les Brown and his Music | Les Brown and His Orchestra | Les Brown and His Band of Reknown | Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Did You Know?
[on Martin Melcher
, the husband of Doris Day
, who was at one time a singer in Brown's band] Marty Melcher was an awful man, pushy, grating on the nerves, crass, money-hungry. He lived off Patty Andrews
, then when Doris came along and looked like a better ticket, he glommed onto her.
Les Brown was president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and helped make the Grammy awards a televised event. He persuaded Bob Hope
, Bing Crosby
and Frank Sinatra
to participate in that first telecast.
Theme song: "Leap Frog"