July 5, 1970-July 8, 1979.
A recurring weekly 13 episode summer series, "Evening at Pops" presents the Boston Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Arthur Fiedler (until his death in 1979).
Announcer is William Pierce.
Pop and rock share the limelight as The New Seekers perform favorites such as "Day By Day" and "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."
The British-Australian group formed by former Seekers' member Keith Polger split after disbandment of The Seekers in 1969.
Members of The New Seekers consist of Eve Graham, Lyn Paul, Peter Doyle, Monty Kristian, and Paul Layton.
Highlights: The New Seekers introduce themselves in the group, and sing:
"What Have They Done to my Song," "Never Ending Love For You,"
"Blowing in the Wind," "Day By Day," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," "When I Was Small," and a medley from the rock opera,
Highlights: Arthur Fiedler and Boston Pops Orchestra:
"Overture to The Bartered Bride," "Consider Yourself," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Polka from Schweder," "Saber Dance,"
The beginning 19 minutes of this audio air check master 1/4" reel to reel tape had many opening issues and challenges. It had deteriorated with slight sections of oxide removed from the base.
Painstakingly, it was necessary to inch along during playback with manual pressured Q-Tips soaked in alcohol placed on the heads, after the tape was baked for 12 hours at 130 degrees to remove moisture.
Gratefully, most of the compromised audio tape's opening 19 minutes of the broadcast was saved by archivist Phil Gries.
There were a few aberrations during this opening segment of tape including occasional clicks, varied volume levels, and varied tone, which were greatly equalized, improved and rectified in the final mix.
The results are gratifying, having mostly saved this air check in its almost entirety. It represents a one-of-a-kind not accessible broadcast record anywhere else.
In the process of attempting to save as much of this tape as possible five minutes of audio, deteriorated beyond repair, had to be eliminated. Five of these six minutes, not salvageable, included The New Seekers singing "Fire & Rain," and "My Sweet Love."