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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

Interviews

Vaughn Monroe

Recorded May 04th, 1972 - 21 min

The bandleader-singer formed his first band in the early 1940s and had a thriving musical career through the war years, playing ballrooms, theatres and one night stands from coast-to-coast. His popularity really soared when he began singing with his orchestra and making hit recordings of such songs as “Ballerina” and “Riders in the Sky” He starred in The Vaughn Monroe Show on radio in the 1940s and ‘50s. He was born October 7, 1911 and was 60 when we interviewed him backstage at the Blue Max nightclub in suburban Chicago. He died May 21, 1973 at age 61.

  
  
Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra - 3/15/45 - One Night Stand 696

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra in a One Night Stand broadcast from March 15th, 1945.

2 Comments

  1. GERALD (JERRY) FURRIS says... comment left on March 7, 2012 at 5:04 am

    BOTH ITEMS ON YOUR SITE HERE ARE GREAT TREASURES. I AM DOING A TIME LINE HISTORY OF VAUGHN MONROE AT THE YAHOO VAUGHN MONROE SITE. YOUR INTERVIEW IN 1972, GAVE MUCH IMPORTANT INFO ON VAUGHN’S LIFE, JUST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO HIS UNTIMELY DEATH IN MAY, 1973.
    YOUR ONE NIGHT STAND FROM OREGON IS ACTUALLY A REPEAT OF THE SAME LINEUP HE DID AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM , ONS 770, AND AGAIN AT THE PALLADIUM
    LABELLED, ONS 696, ON MARCH 13, 1945.
    WISH A LOT MORE OF HIS BROADCASTS OF THE CAMEL SPONSORED VAUGHN MONROE SHOWS ON RADIO AND LATER ON TV WERE AVAILABLE. U.S. LAWS DIFFER FROM ENLAND’S LAWS ON WHEN ITEMS BECOME PUBLIC DOMAIN. THAT MAKE’S HIS RECORDS FAR MORE AVAILABLE IMPORTED FROM THERE.

  2. Ann says... comment left on February 5, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you so much for this interview with Vaughn Monroe. He is one of my favorite singers. I remember seeing him at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He lamented on the talentless wonders who were making a fortune at the time.. He sounded quite discussed. He was a great singer, very talented and seemed to be quite intelligent.
    Thanks again.