I have bookmarked over 200 links to wesites with info about the KT, mostly for a writing project of mine. Many, many of these links are to archived articles from the greatest days of the group, from late 1958 til mid-1962. Since Rick mentions the pay-per-view show, I thought people might be interested in seeing the original announcement in Billboard
. This is a premiere posting here, but I have posted it at least three previous times on Xroads.
It would probably be ungenteel of me to remark over there that some of the "new" topics have been hashed over 3 or four times over the 17 years I have been reading and posting there. No matter - no harm is done and to some people the topics may seem new.
Anyway - the first part of the KT pay-TV article here: https://books.google.com/books?id=hBcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA4&dq=kingston+trio+pay+television&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false
...and the continuation here: https://books.google.com/books?id=hBcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA4&dq=kingston+trio+pay+television&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false
The article mentions that Hartford and Toronto were "test markets" for pay-TV in Sept. 1962. I do recall a bit after that that there were channels that could not be viewed (clearly, at least) without a decoder box. It's possible that access to this show was through such a set-up.
This lost taping is especially troublesome because, for me at least, 1962 through early '64 were the best years for NBJ when they were at the top of their game.
There was indeed a pay-per-view NBJ show filmed in I believe Hartford, CT. Apparently never aired though. I can't even figure out how they would have done pay-per-view prior to 1967. As for the other shows, I saw something on TV recently about that kinescope technology and how so many of the films that were made just rotted away. That's probably what happened to those shows. But who knows?
Well, I don't know about the pay per view concert that could be lost, but with all the Steve Allen Shows from that era posted and all the Bell Telephone Hour shows posted, the KT ones have to exist.
Didn't they also do some sort of pay-per-view concert during the Stewart years? That would be a find.
Perhaps some of that stuff simply didn't survive?
KT appeared on the Steve Allen Show 02/07/63, they also appeared on the Bell Telephone Hour in 1959 with DG, this and other TV appearances I can't find to view, although many of the BTH and Steve Allen shows are on the internet so what gives?