Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs, and The Tonight Show
Original Airdates: Jan. 14-16, 2022
TVC 564.3: Part 2 of our conversation with Jordan Young about the television career of bandleader Spike Jones, including the collaboration between Jones and Ernie Kovacs that came oh so close to happening in the early 1950s, when Kovacs hosted The Tonight Show. Jordan’s many books include Spike Jones, Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music, a comprehensive history and discography of Spike Jones that has been completely updated and reissued with a host of new material, including more than 260 never before published photographs, scripts, arrangements, memorabilia and more.
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