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Mitch Miller Radio Show

Mitch Miller is probably best known for his "Sing Along with Mitch Miller" record albums and his television show, "Sing Along with Mitch". What many people do not know is that Miller had a weekly radio show, The Mitch Miller Show . The 45-minute show did not feature music, it was an interview show featuring a diverse group of people from actors to authors to comedians. The show began with Miller--also called "The Beard"-- asking questions of the guests and, as the show continued, the interview eventually turned into more of a conversation. Broadcast from Sardi's Restaurant in the New York City theater district, it was almost like the listening audience was eavesdropping on a private conversation. Miller started his musical career as an oboist with the Syracuse (NY) Symphony Orchestra at 15 years old. After high school, he studied music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, graduating in 1932 with honors. After a stint with the Roche
  Mitch Miller (1911 - 2010) Radio and music fans mourn the loss of producer, host, and musician Mitch Miller .  Best known for hosting the television show, Sing Along with Mitch , he donned a mock turtleneck and convinced TV audiences to get down with the chart toppers of the day.  Mitch Miller had his hand in the career of many great music stars including Frank Sinatra , Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Doris Day , Patti Page, Guy Mitchell, Dinah Shore , and more.  However before his role as music producer, he performed as Mitch Miller and his Orchestra.  Below is a  rare recordings of the Mitch Miller Show from 1961, free to enjoy: The Mitch Miller Show: Guest Starring Jonathan Winters" (July 15, 1961)