Milton delugg and his happy music - roll out the barrel the gang's all here


In his nearly two-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Milton Delugg (1918-2015) talks about his early professional jobs, before his service in WWII, including a job in the orchestra at Paramount. He describes the days of network radio and early television, where he worked with such personalities as Abe Burrows and Morey Amsterdam. He speaks about his role as conductor (and accordion player) on the variety series Broadway Open House , a precursor to The Tonight Show . He comments on his association with several shows from the 1950s and early 60s, including The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show , as well as a string of game shows. He then discusses his one-and-a-half-year stint as the orchestra leader of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson , taking the reins in between Skitch Henderson and Doc Severinsen. For The Tonight Show , he talks about the rehearsal process and gives his impressions of host Carson and sidekick Ed McMahon. He then speaks in great detail about his long association with producer Chuck Barris and his participation on all of his most well-known series: The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, The Gong Show, The $ Beauty Show , and others. He goes into great detail about The Gong Show , in which he comments about the panelists who appeared and the unscripted nature of the show. Lastly, he talks about his many years with the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade . Throughout the interview, Delugg notes his many original compositions, including: "Orange-Colored Sky" (a hit for Nat King Cole) and "Roller Coaster" (for What's My Line?). B-roll consists of photos of Delugg with such notables as Frank Loesser, Jerry Lester, Dagmar, Bing Crosby, Morey Amsterdam, Al Jolson, Johnny Carson, Chuck Barris, and John Lennon. Stephen J. Abramson conducted the interview in Studio City, CA on May 5, 2008.

Delugg served in the Radio Production Unit of the US Army Air Force during World War II. [2] During that time he was a member of (and sometimes soloist with) the 36-piece orchestra of the West Coast Army Air Force Training Center. [4]


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