Television Show - September 1959
(Recalled by Pat Gentles Feb 2004)
we got back to London we were slated to do a T.V. show at the end of
September 1959 on the ITV4 Independent television channel. We arrived
in the studios late in the afternoon for the evening T.V. show. We,
who would be at the microphone as compared to the girls in the band,
were told exactly where to stand and given all our instructions. This
was live television and as usual we were told to keep cool and carry
on no matter what may happen - but of course nothing was expected to
go wrong .
went off well and as soon as my part was finished I rushed to a phone
to call mum and see how it looked. She was ecstatic. It must have been
a wonderful experience for her seeing her daughter on television. After
the TV show we went to the Dorchester Hotel in London and played in
the ballroom there for dancing and a half-hour Cabaret show where I
did my Scottish routine. It was a great experience to see all the people
dancing past us dripping in real diamonds and designer dresses. A cute
aside to this story is, in my haste to get everything right for the
television show I'd forgotten to pack a show dress to wear for the Dancing.
I told Ivy and she said borrow one of mine and she brought out a black
dress covered in hundreds of beads, it was lovely. So I wore Ivy's dress
at the Dorchester.