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Mickey Mouse Club, The

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The Mickey Mouse Club debuted in 1955 and was an immediate hit with the younger audience.

The show was hosted by “The Mousketeers” – a group of 24 children wearing T-shirts with their names on them and mouse-ear hats – and an adult host who led the Mousketeers through the week’s programmes.


Each day had a song and a special theme: Monday was “Fun with Music Day”, Tuesday was “Guest Star Day”, Wednesday “Anything Can Happen Day”, Thursday “Circus Day” and Friday was “Talent Round-Up Day”.

The original crop of Mouseketeers included future Beach Party babe, Annette Funicello, future Rifleman star Johnny Crawford, and future Standells vocalist Dick Dodd.



Cubby O’Brien
Annette Funicello
Darlene Gillespie
Karen Pendleton
Jimmie Dodd
Johnny Crawford
Bobby Burgess
Sharon Baird
Michael Smith
Doreen Tracey
Nancy Abbate
Don Underhill
Roy Williams
Eileen Diamond