Written by
Bob Stumpel

February 12

Ray Charles On The Arthur Godfrey Show (c 1961)

'61c TV Godfrey NM

From Billboard, Oct. 15, 1963;
the caption calls Godfrey one of
Ray’s “peforming friends”.
Photo from same event, watermarked by
Ray Charles Foundation.

Arthur Godfrey (1903 – 1983) was a one-man TV and radio powerhouse in the 1950s. Presenting several popular daily and weekly live show formats for CBS made him about as unavoidable as Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson in later decades.

In the early 1960s his career was declining, but in 1961 and 1962 he was still presenting The Arthur Godfrey Show. Ray probably guested in one of the episodes of this program.

Who knows more?


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