Name That Tune (1953–1959)

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The original version of the popular and long-running quiz show, hosted by Red Butler. Contestants competed to see who had the more comprehensive knowledge of popular songs by trying to be ... See full summary »

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Norman 'Red' Benson ...
 Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
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The original version of the popular and long-running quiz show, hosted by Red Butler. Contestants competed to see who had the more comprehensive knowledge of popular songs by trying to be the first to identify pieces of music. Additional challenges included contestants bidding to see who could "name that tune" in as few notes as possible. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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George DeWitt had tremendous rapport
13 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

George DeWitt made the original "Name That Tune" as far as I'm concerned. His rapport with contestants, no matter what age, was fantastic, and I'm sorry he never got a chance to host a talk show; he would have been tough competition for Mike and Merv, I believe. Unfortunately, I've read--from DeWitt himself--that he was blackballed by CBS programmer Jim Aubrey; DeWitt was co-hosting a variety show with Mary Ann Mobley called "Be Our Guest" in 1960, when Aubrey pulled him in favor of Aubrey's buddy Keefe Brasselle, with whom he had a strange relationship that ultimately resulted in Aubrey's being fired in 1965. After that, DeWitt was kept busy making mostly game-show pilots which Aubrey never intended to air. Why DeWitt didn't get a lawyer to negotiate him out of his CBS contract, we'll probably never know. But his television career was much too brief (he did a few short-lived variety shows prior to "Name That Tune," I believe).

I wish somebody could find the kinescopes of the 1957 appearances of John Glenn and young actor Eddie Hodges; they, and Leslie Uggams, may be the most memorable contestants the show produced.


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