Mitch Miller was inducted as an Honorary Barbershopper at our 1985 convention. He complimented us on keeping great harmony ringing "when the rest of the musical world was getting off on three chords..." - and left 10000 barbershoppers chuckling in agreement.
Of course, he also lent his showmanship as host of the PBS specials "Keep America Singing" (1994) and "Voices In Harmony" (1996) featuring mens' and womens' champion quartets and choruses. Some clips from these shows can still be seen on YouTube.
Tom in Cincy
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "danwolfe99" <danwolfe99@...> wrote:
> While not specifically barbershop, I just heard on the news that Mitch Miller (of Singalong With Mitch) passed away this weekend at the age of 99.
> There are a number of songs that he had us singing along with that are still being sung by barbershoppers today...
> Keep on singing!!
> Dan Wolfe
> danwolfe99 (at) yahoo.com
> Lead - Cascade Chorus, Eugene OR
> Lead - It's About Time quartet