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Ragtime to Rock 'n' Roll: 12: Thanks for the Memory


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The story of 60 years of popular music. A 26-week series.
"Chick Webb really believed that if you had the talent you'd do it. He never felt he was the only star. Anyone who could do something, he gave them the chance to do it. He used to tell me, 'Never want to be something that goes up fast, because you can come down the same way,' and I've found all through the years that you never appreciate anything if you get it in a hurry." (Ella Fitzgerald)
Kenneth More continues the history of popular music from the beginning of the 20th century, with the help of Richard Rogers, Bob Hop, Deanna Durbin, Ella Fitzgerald, Groucho Marx, Allan Jones, Nat Gonella, and others.


Presenter: Kenneth More
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Deanna Durbin
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Allan Jones
Unknown: Nat Gonella
Writer: Benny Green
Research: Bill Sullivan
Producer: Steve Allen

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