EAST KINGSTON — The Friends of the East Kingston Public Library is pleased to present ‘Your Hit Parade’ by Calvin Knickerbocker, made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The program is free and open to the public and will be held on Tues., September 24, 7:00 p.m. at the East Kingston Public Library, 47 Maplevale Road.
This program summarizes the origin of the show, its own evolution over the years, the well-known vocalists who performed its songs, and the influence of musical trends which affected it. It also covers the effect of the show’s sponsor, Lucky Strike cigarettes, whose president monitored and controlled almost every aspect of the show.
Much of this program is devoted to playing excerpts from recordings of songs played on actual broadcasts during the years of “Your Hit Parade’s” reign.
For more upcoming programs at the East Kingston Public Library, please visit them online at www.eastkingstonlibrary.org.