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Starland Vocal Band Show, The

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Four members of the popular music group The Starland Vocal Band (Bill, Taffy, Margot, and Jon) starred in this whimsical variety show which featured music and satirical comedy sketches.

Political satirist Mark Russell was also a cast regular in this seven-week series, which was taped on location in such diverse places as a concert at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and at an outdoor picnic in Great Falls, Virginia.

The group’s main claim to fame, and the reason they got this summer series, was a 1976 hit record called Afternoon Delight.

Featured regularly in comedy sketches were three of the show’s writers – Dave Letterman (who got his first national exposure on the show), Phil Proctor, and Peter Bergman.

Bill Danoff
Taffy Nivert Danoff
Margot Chapman
Jon Caroll
Mark Russell
Dave Letterman
Jeff Altman
Phil Proctor
Peter Bergman
Milt Okun and His Orchestra