Radio: Templeton Time

Last week Alec Templeton Time (NBC-Red) was the up-and-comer of the new 1939 radio shows. In two months it had won some 6,000,000 listeners. Blind, brilliant Alec Templeton's charm is no secret; his musical lampoons spare nobody, from his keyboard come chuckles for all. Once he put on an accent like Music Master Walter Damrosch's, piano-lectured theme by theme on Three Little Fishies. He embroiders five-note themes tossed up by audiences until they sound like Wagner. His Bach Goes to Town, a swing classic, is now part one of a pentateuch that includes...

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