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Kollege Of Musical Knowledge (game)

    (NBC Primetime, 1949 - 1950;
     NBC Primetime, 1954)

    [aka: "Kay Kyser's 'Kollege Of Musical Knowledge'" (1949);
     aka: "The College Of Musical Knowledge" (1954);

     This was based upon a radio series of the same name begun 
     by big-band leader Kay Kyser in 1938; it was similar to 
     "Name That Tune" and also asked contestants to answer 
     true-false questions about music history; 

     the first time this program aired on TV, Kay Kyser hosted
     it wearing a cap and gown as he did for radio audiences;
     he was assisted by a character named "Ish Kabibble" played
     by Mervyn Bogue; the series didn't translate well to TV;

     after a four-year hiatus, the program returned briefly 
     as a summer-replacement series hosted by vocalist Tennessee 
     Ernie Ford]


Theme: "Thinking Of You"

    [this was also Kay Kyser's big band THEME for many years
     on radio and television;

     this is not to be confused with another song also called
     "Thinking Of You" written by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar, 
     for a 1927 musical "5 O'Clock Girl"; also featured in the 
     1950 motion picture "Three Little Words" which was a
     biographical picture about songwriters Ruby and Kalmar]

     Composers: Walter Donaldson (ASCAP) and
                Paul Ash (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Leo Feist, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Donaldson Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Sussman & Associates
                        of Nashville, TN; and 
                     EMI-Feist Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing
                        of New York, NY

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