RIP Mitch Miller

Kevin Vahey
Tue Aug 3 00:14:13 EDT 2010

Mitch Miller who died Sunday at the age of 99 certainly shaped what we
called MOR radio in the 50's and 60's by being head of Columbia
He despised rock and refused to sign Buddy Holly and Elvis and said
Sinatra was washed up

Here is a fun clip and about 4 minutes in a surprising cameo in the
song Mary Lou

Now it occurred to me today that while Mitch recorded for Columbia
Records (CBS) the show was on NBC (RCA) and given the General's hatred
of Paley and CBS I find that fascinating.

The show was taped at NBC's Brooklyn facility near Coney Island.

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