1/1/42: Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade.
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[on his image as a "sweet band" leader[ If playing the melody is corn, than I want to be corny.
Kyser organised his first band at the University of North California in the mid-1920's. However, he came down with severe stage fright on his opening night, so that a friend -- the songwriter Johnny Mercer -- had to front the orchestra for the occasion.
Catchphrase: "All right, stooo-dents"
The Ol' Perfessor