SAMMY KAYE - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1977 - HFSID 101919
Sale Price $180.00
Sammy Kaye signs a program for the 1976-1977 season of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida.
Program signed: "Sammy Kaye", 24p, 7¼x8. Program for the 1976-1977 season of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida (pictured on cover). Kaye has signed on an inside page that has a b/w photograph, 3½x5¼, of him holding his baton. Sammy Kaye (1910-1987), was the leader of one of the most popular "sweet" bands of the big band era. A popular performer on radio and in venues from New York (the Commodore Hotel's Century Room, The Roosevelt Grill, etc.) to the Hollywood Palladium to cities across America, Kaye received his "million dollar tagline", "Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye", from an announcer at the Cabin Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Kaye was as well known for his audience-participation novelty, "So You Want to Lead a Band?", as he was for his hits, which included his theme song, "Kaye's Melody", and "It Isn't Fair", "Daddy", "Room Full of Roses", "Charade" and "Harbor Lights". In addition to being a prolific recording artist for RCA Victor, Columbia and American Decca, Kaye and his band appeared in the films Iceland (1942) and Song of the Open Road (1944), and Kaye wrote songs for 1987's Radio Days. In 1986, he turned over his baton to Roger Thorpe, who continues to lead The Sammy Kaye Orchestra today. Fine condition.
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