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Happy Birthday Doc!

Posted on July 07, 2015 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 1 comment

Today is Doc Severinsen's Birthday! The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson would not have been the ground breaking show it was without Doc's contributions. He was a member of the big three. There was Johnny, Ed and Doc. Doc joined the Tonight Show Band in 1962 and was with the show until the end. Under Doc's direction, The Tonight Show NBC Orchestra became the most visible big band in America. Doc was also adept at comic interplay, picking up parts in many of the sketches that were performed as well as the "Stump the Band" segment and filling in for Ed as Johnny's announcer and sidekick. Doc's significant additions truly helped make the The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson the top-rated show that it became. Doc's musical performances were always high class as can be heard on the Doc Severinsen  - CD Collection. To pay tribute to Doc here's a great trumpet solo from July 24, 1981. Happy Birthday Doc!

 

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New Downloads Available

Posted on July 02, 2015 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments

Two new Downloads are now available! Just in time for the Holiday weekend we've released two more full episodes for the Digital Downloads Series. It's like Christmas in July! Especially since Digital Download Volume 5 is from December 14, 1972. It's a great show that picks up where the Vault Series Volume 12 leaves off. The Tonight Show crew have returned to Hollywood after their trip to New York and are in fine form. A must have show for any Johnny Carson fan. Featuring a rare and surprise guest visit from Ed Sullivan. We've also released one more show for all you Letterman fans featuring none other than David Letterman. And since it's a holiday weekend we decided to put all of the Digital Download Series on Sale for a limited time. So go get the new releases and any of the other volumes that you haven't picked up yet, but hurry, they're only going to be on sale through July 5th. Happy 4th of July and we hope you'll enjoy the shows with your holiday weekend.

 

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"Mr. Warmth" Don Rickles

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments

When we began to create the Featured Guest series the pick for first guest was not a difficult choice. "Mr. Warmth" Don Rickles made so many great appearances on The Tonight Show featuring Johnny Carson that the only difficult choice was which shows to release. We're quite pleased with the 2 full shows that were selected for Volume 1 and if you're a fan of Don Rickles, we hope that you've had a chance to watch them. If not you should definitely check out the DVD. At the age of 89, Don Rickles is still going strong, here's a link to a great article about Rickles, discussing the Emmy-winning documentary Mr. Warmth as well as his continued career as a stand up comedian. Also for you classic TV fans, you might be interested to know that there's been a DVD release of Don Rickles show CPO Sharkey (The Complete Season 1). The bonus feature on that set is the famous moment when Johnny goes on the set of CPO Sharkey during filming to mess with Rickles for breaking his cigarette box the night before. If you've never viewed that moment, it's Tonight Show gold and is included on the Timeless Moments collection, as well as a portion from the night before when Rickles broke the box with guest host Bob Newhart. Rickles isn't finished yet, and we salute "Mr. Warmth" for being more popular than ever.

 

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More To Come

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 2 comments

The Featured Guest Series Volumes 1-3 are being snatched up by the fans out there. Have you gotten yours yet? If so, tell us what you think. You can leave a review of the set on the product page by following this link. We'd love to hear what you think about them as well as the Digital Downloads Volumes 1-3. There's more to come from both series. We're working to get the next 3 installments of the Guest Series out as well as some Downloads that will compliment those next 3 installments. So be sure and stay tuned and thanks for your continued support and for being a fan!

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Father's Day Sale

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments
As Johnny put it so well "The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other." We agree, but what is the best gift? Maybe... a great collection of episodes or moments from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson! Father's Day is Sunday June 21st and what Dad wouldn't love to relive memories of watching the King of Late Night TV? We can't think of any, so we've made it easy for you with our Father's Day Sale. For a limited time all of our collections are on sale, including our newly released Featured Guest Series Volumes 1-3, Digital Download Series Volumes 1-3, The Vault Series Collection, The Definitive Collection, and Tonight: 4 Decades of the Tonight Show. So get something Dad will really love this year, get him a gift from JohnnyCarson.com, it will definitely beat a tie! Shop the Father's Day Sale now.

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