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Sammy Kaye

Source: Freebase

Sammy Kaye was a famous U.S. bandleader and songwriter, whose tag line "Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye" became one of the most famous of the so-called Big Band Era. He graduated from Rocky River High School in Rocky River, Ohio in 1927. He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Kaye could play the saxophone and the clarinet, but he never featured himself as a soloist on either one. A leader of one of the so-called "Sweet" bands of the Big Band Era, he made a large number of records for Vocalion Records, RCA Victor, Columbia Records, and the American Decca record label. He was also a hit on radio. Kaye was known for an audience participation gimmick called "So You Want To Lead A Band?" where audience members would be called onto stage in an attempt to conduct the orchestra, with the possibility of winning batons.

Fact file

  • Birthname: Samuel Zarnocay, Jr.
  • Born: 13 March 1910, Lakewood, Ohio
  • Died: 2 June 1987, Ridgewood, New Jersey (Aged 77)
  • Occupation: Bandleader and Songwriter

Read more about Sammy Kaye at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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    6777 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, north side, between McCadden and Highland
  • For radio
    6805 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, north side, between Highland and Orange

Hollywood Blvd, north side, between Cahuenga and Wilcox

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