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Alan Dean: Interview 1

Interview One: Success Story

First interview in 2004 where vocalist Alan Dean talks to Ron Simmonds about his success in the television industry.

Interview: 2004

Source: Jazz Professional

Interview Text or Transcript

In 1959 when I was living in Miami Florida, I received a cable from TVChannel 9 in Melbourne. They offered me a three month contract at excellent money to appear on TV in Melbourne. It included round trip fares from Miami etc. I'd never been to Australia and was puzzled as to why they had made me the offer. However, when I arrived I found that my name was known because recordings that I had made in the U.K. and the U.S. had been released here, plus Take It From Here was still running and my name was in the credits at the end of each programme. This was because of both my association with The Keynotes and also the fact that I did lots of character voices in the show.

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