Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Name That Tune
1975. It was buried by another show called 'The Joker's Wild'.
Dinah's Place. 'Name That Tune' replaced the variety/talk show hosted by Dinah Shore. 'Dinah's Place' was later picked up by CBS and did very well.
John Harlan . Bob Alberti and Tommy Oliver were the music directors.
|In the 'Golden Medley', how long did the contestant have to name the 7 tunes?||Name That Tune
30 seconds. The champion had 30 seconds to identify seven tunes. They won prizes for every tune they did name, to a maximum of $2,000 in the daytime version. Contestants could pass on any tune, and a wrong identification ended the game.
10 points. The third round was worth 20 points.
|How did they determine the money amount in 'Melody Roulette'?||Name That Tune
The host spun a wheel. This was the round in which the host spun a wheel determining the dollar value of the tune before it was played.
|What would the contestants do if they knew the answer, in round 1?||Name That Tune
Run up and ring a ship's bell. Round one was a simple best three-out-of-five competition in naming tunes, where the two players would run to ring a ship's bell when the player knew the tune the orchestra was playing. This practice was a holdover from the 1950s version, and eventually was replaced with a lockout buzzer.
2. Two contestants competed, a returning champion and a challenger in the daytime edition.
Dennis James. The host of the syndicated version was Tom Kennedy.
1953. Originally produced by Harry Salter, 'Name That Tune' ran from 1953 to 1959 on NBC during the daytime and CBS in prime time. It was later shown again in the 1970's.
Tommy Oliver's Tune Topics. A topic was picked (IE: Color My World) and songs that contained the name of a color were featured.
Confetti and balloons dropped. The contestant heard 20 seconds of the music, then had 10 seconds to identify the tune. If the contestant was right s/he won $100,000 as sirens sounded and people came up on stage. I've witnessed two females that did it (the winning tunes; "March of The Gladiators" and "Dancing On The Ceiling").
Steve March Torme. Steve March Torme is related to both Hal March ("$64,000 Question") and Mel Torme ("The Velvet Fog").
Play With The Band. "Build-A-Note" was where each orchestra member would play. The song would start with drums, then add bass, then guitar, then piano, all the way up to horns. This game was on the NBC version only.
$10,000 a year for the next 10 years. This was the 1970's. So an annuity had to be on the Kennedy version. On the Jim Lange version, it was $90,000 in prizes and $10,000 in cash.