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John Davidson musical arrangements, 1964-1974
PASC-M 41  
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  • Title: John Davidson musical arrangements
    Collection number: PASC-M 41
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 38.4 linear ft. (36 flat boxes and 24 oversize flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1964-1974
    Abstract: This collection consists of musical arrangements performed by John Davidson in a variety of contexts, including night clubs, television shows, and recording studios.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Davidson, John, 1941-

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Davidson Musical Arrangements (Collection PASC-M 41). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    John Davidson is an entertainer who was born on December 13, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Denison University, he appeared on Broadway and then landed a job as a regular on the variety series The Entertainers. He quickly became a familiar figure on American television screens, hosting different iterations of The Kraft Music Hall as well as his own eponymous variety show from 1969-1970. In the 1970s he was a frequent panelist on The Hollywood Squares and one of the recurrent guest hosts of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He also had numerous acting roles and in 1973-1974 he co-starred with Sally Field in the sitcom The Girl with Something Extra. In the 1980s he hosted a daytime talk show (again called The John Davidson Show) while also serving as a cohost of the primetime series That's Incredible! Throughout the years he has recorded several record albums and made numerous television appearances while also performing in live theater.

    Scope and Content

    Contains John Davidson's personal collection of musical arrangements intended for a variety of uses, including night club performances, television appearances (on The Entertainers, The Kraft Music Hall, The John Davidson Show, and others) and recordings.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The material is arranged alphabetically by title, with flat files contained in boxes 1-36 and oversize flat files in boxes 37-60. If the intended venue known, it is indicated in brackets after the title.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964615 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television music--Scores.