WFAA Newsfilm Collection: Highlights from 1969

Singer and Musician, Tiny Tim (1932-1996)

For my next trip into the WFAA Newsfilm Collection, I have chosen to focus on two musicians’ visits to Dallas in 1969.

 First up, Glen Campbell, who also brought his TV show to the Dallas Memorial Auditorium for a taping on June 20, 1969, shares his thoughts on the importance of keeping politics and entertainment separated on a variety show like the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Following the first clip, viewers will see that Tiny Tim has come for a book signing on June 17, 1969 at the Sanger Harris Department store. He’s promoting his new book, Beautiful Thoughts, a collection of drawings and sayings from the one-of-a-kind ’60s icon. He finishes the interview with an impromptu performance of “When You’re Smiling,” a song made famous by Louis Armstrong.

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Thank you to Jeremy Spracklen, Moving Image Curator, Hamon Arts Library, SMU, for this image and video.

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