The Big Top (circus)

    (CBS Primetime, 1950 - 1951;
     CBS Saturday Afternoons, 1951 - 1957)

    [One of the longest-running circus series on television; 
     after one season of Primetime, it became a regular part
     of the CBS Saturday Afternnon schedule for 7 years; it
     originated from New Jersey; the ringmaster was Jack 
     Sterling; making his debut on television was announcer
     Ed MacMahon -- as a clown; the bandleader was Joe Basile, 
     known as "The Brass Band King"]

Theme: "The Big Top March"

    [ASCAP title variation aka: "The Big Top On Parade"]

     Composers: Joe Basile (ASCAP) and
                Jack Edwards (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Commercial Music Company (ASCAP)
     2001 Publisher: Commercial Music Company (ASCAP)

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