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1958 New Years Radio and TV Phantom Dancer 21 Dec 2021

1958 New Years Eve radio and TV features in the first (nationally networked) part of this week’s Phantom Dancer. In the final hour of this week’s show you’ll hear Part 2 of Phantom dancer 1930s-50s Christmas music.

1958 New Years Eve TV in videos from New York, London and Bucharest.  1958 New Years radio from New York and Chicago, including New Years countdowns.

LISTEN to this Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 21 December) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

I’m Greg Poppleton, The Phantom Dancer producer and presenter every week on 107.3 2SER radio Sydney since 1985.

First, Guy Lombardo’s New Years Eve TV show on WCBS TV New York, 31 Dec 1957…

EVENTS OF 1957

  • The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
  • American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, which later renames it the “Frisbee”.
  • The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
  • The International Geophysical Year begins.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
  • Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches ‘Sputnik 2’. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
  • Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
  • The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight.

Dancing the New Year in. Albert Hall, London, New Year’s Eve 1957-58

EVENTS OF 1958

  • The European Economic Community is established.
  • ‘Sputnik 1’ falls to Earth from orbit.
  • The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • The peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
  • Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
  • Vertigo (film) named Vertigo has world premiere in San Francisco.
  • U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the NASA e.g National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • Art Kane photographs 57 notable jazz musicians in the black and white group portrait “A Great Day in Harlem” in front of a Brownstone in New York City.
  • Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
  • The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first to reach the Pole of inaccessibility Southern pole of inaccessibility e.g southern pole of inaccessibility.

Welcoming 1958 on Bucharest TV Romania…

21 DECEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINECommunity Radio Network Show CRN #523

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 DECEMBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Open + Stomping at the Savoy
Teddy Wilson Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC New York City
31 Dec 1957
Tea for Two
Teddy Wilson Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC New York City
31 Dec 1957
Afterthoughts
Eddie Heywood Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC New York City
31 Dec 1957
Begin the Beguine (which the announcer mis-names ‘Moonglow’
Eddie Heywood Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC New York City
31 Dec 1957
Set 2
So In Love
Ben Arden Orchestra (voc) Ben Arden
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Palmer House
WGN Chicago
31 Dec 1957
Asia Minor + Theme + Chicago 1958 New Year Countdown
Frank Yaw Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Porter House Room
Hotel Sherman
WGN Chicago
31 Dec 1957
Auld Lang Syne + Down by the River Side
David LaWinter Orchestra (voc) The Four Lads
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Pump Room
Ambassador East Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Set 3
Theme + From This Moment On
Jimmy Blade Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Camelia House
Drake Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
New York 1958 New Year Countdown + One O’Clock Jump + Whirlibird
Ben Grauer in Times Square + Count Basie Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC New York City
1 Jan 1958
Blues in Frankie’s Flat
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC New York City
1 Jan 1958
Set 4
Auld Lang Syne + Take the A-Train + Chicago 1958 Countdown
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Newport Up
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Star-crossed Lovers
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Set 5
Say It Isn’t The Night
Jimmy Blade Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Camelia House
Drake Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Tea For Two
Jimmy Blade Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Camelia House
Drake Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Oya Negra + Theme + Meditation + Station Close
Jimmy Blade Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Camelia House
Drake Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Set 6
Jingle Bells
Thrasher Sisters
‘Fountain of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati
19 Dec 1943
Jingle Bells
Mel Blanc and The Sportsmen
‘Mail Call’
AFRS Hollywood
Jingle Bells
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
24 Dec 1941
Jingle Bells
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Tex Beneke and The Modernaires)
‘Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
27 Dec 1941
Set 7
12th Street Rag
Tiny Crump
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Weary Blues
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Set 8
Jingle Bells (theme) + Half Nelson
Charlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Max Roach
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948
White Christmas
Charlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Max Roach
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948
Little Willie Leaps
Charlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Max Roach
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948

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21 December 2021

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1958 New Years Radio and TV Phantom Dancer 21 Dec 2021

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

1958 New Years Eve radio and TV features in the first (nationally networked) part of this week’s Phantom Dancer. In the final hour of this week’s show you’ll hear Part 2 of Phantom dancer 1930s-50s Christmas music.

1958 New Years Eve TV in videos from New York, London and Bucharest.  1958 New Years radio from New York and Chicago, including New Years countdowns.

LISTEN to this Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 21 December) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

I’m Greg Poppleton, The Phantom Dancer producer and presenter every week on 107.3 2SER radio Sydney since 1985.

First, Guy Lombardo’s New Years Eve TV show on WCBS TV New York, 31 Dec 1957…

EVENTS OF 1957

  • The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
  • American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, which later renames it the “Frisbee”.
  • The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.
  • The International Geophysical Year begins.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
  • Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches ‘Sputnik 2’. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
  • Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
  • The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight.

Dancing the New Year in. Albert Hall, London, New Year’s Eve 1957-58

EVENTS OF 1958

  • The European Economic Community is established.
  • ‘Sputnik 1’ falls to Earth from orbit.
  • The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • The peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
  • Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
  • Vertigo (film) named Vertigo has world premiere in San Francisco.
  • U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the NASA e.g National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • Art Kane photographs 57 notable jazz musicians in the black and white group portrait “A Great Day in Harlem” in front of a Brownstone in New York City.
  • Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
  • The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first to reach the Pole of inaccessibility Southern pole of inaccessibility e.g southern pole of inaccessibility.

Welcoming 1958 on Bucharest TV Romania…

21 DECEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINECommunity Radio Network Show CRN #523

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 DECEMBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Open + Stomping at the Savoy
Teddy Wilson Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC New York City
31 Dec 1957
Tea for Two
Teddy Wilson Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC New York City
31 Dec 1957
Afterthoughts
Eddie Heywood Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC New York City
31 Dec 1957
Begin the Beguine (which the announcer mis-names ‘Moonglow’
Eddie Heywood Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC New York City
31 Dec 1957
Set 2
So In Love
Ben Arden Orchestra (voc) Ben Arden
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Palmer House
WGN Chicago
31 Dec 1957
Asia Minor + Theme + Chicago 1958 New Year Countdown
Frank Yaw Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Porter House Room
Hotel Sherman
WGN Chicago
31 Dec 1957
Auld Lang Syne + Down by the River Side
David LaWinter Orchestra (voc) The Four Lads
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Pump Room
Ambassador East Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Set 3
Theme + From This Moment On
Jimmy Blade Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Camelia House
Drake Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
New York 1958 New Year Countdown + One O’Clock Jump + Whirlibird
Ben Grauer in Times Square + Count Basie Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC New York City
1 Jan 1958
Blues in Frankie’s Flat
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC New York City
1 Jan 1958
Set 4
Auld Lang Syne + Take the A-Train + Chicago 1958 Countdown
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Newport Up
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Star-crossed Lovers
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Set 5
Say It Isn’t The Night
Jimmy Blade Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Camelia House
Drake Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Tea For Two
Jimmy Blade Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Camelia House
Drake Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Oya Negra + Theme + Meditation + Station Close
Jimmy Blade Orchestra
‘New Year Dancing Party’
Camelia House
Drake Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Set 6
Jingle Bells
Thrasher Sisters
‘Fountain of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati
19 Dec 1943
Jingle Bells
Mel Blanc and The Sportsmen
‘Mail Call’
AFRS Hollywood
Jingle Bells
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
24 Dec 1941
Jingle Bells
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Tex Beneke and The Modernaires)
‘Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
27 Dec 1941
Set 7
12th Street Rag
Tiny Crump
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Weary Blues
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Set 8
Jingle Bells (theme) + Half Nelson
Charlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Max Roach
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948
White Christmas
Charlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Max Roach
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948
Little Willie Leaps
Charlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Max Roach
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948
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