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The New Christy Minstrels

Pop-folk chorus organized in 1961 by singer/songwriter Randy Sparks, who also served as their first Music Director. They got their first big break the following year when Andy Williams first heard them and signed them on as regulars on his TV show. A recording contract with Columbia records soon followed, and their many hits on that label included ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Julie Andrews Show
The Julie Andrews Show Themselves-Singers
(1965)
The 37th Annual Academy Awards
The 37th Annual Academy Awards Themselves - Performers
(1965)
World's Fair Spectacular
World's Fair Spectacular Themselves - Folk Singers
(1965)

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 1971 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode #10.73 (1971) ... Musical Guest
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest Vocalists
- Loco Boy Makes Good (1965) ... Guest Vocalists
 1963 Hootenanny (TV Series)
Semi-regulars (1963-64)
 1962 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series)
Regulars
- Episode #1.12 (1962) ... Regulars
- Episode #1.7 (1962) ... Regulars
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Regulars
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Took their name from the Christy Minstrels, the most popular minstrel show troupe of the 1800s. Under the leadership of Edwin P. Christy (1815 - 1862) and his successors, they are perhaps best known today for having introduced many of Stephen Foster best-known songs. "Swanee River," "My Old Kentucky Home," and "Camptown Races" were all introduced by the original Christy Minstrels. The original ... See more »

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