John Hall

Ted Mack Story

The other folk whom I know from talking to them were Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones (of “ Black Slacks” fame, way back when) and Pennsylvania-born singer and songwriter Ed Rambeau. My dad thought I ought to audition for the show, and so he encouraged me to do so. After I auditioned at the Golforb Studios in New York City, the producers, spotting a natural connection, booked Dad and Me for the Fathers Day show in 1958, so we were on the show in June. I had a great time; little did I know my dad was petrified, but he carried it off beautifully. I was 15 at the time; almost 71 now. As soon as I figure out how to copy the DVD I have without wrecking the thing, I’ll make a copy for you! John Hall