Freddy Martin Show, The

Freddy Martin was a popular “Big Band” leader who hosted a music show that ran on NBC starting on July 12, 1951 where it was a summer replacement for Martin Kane, Private Eye.  Intended to go off when that show returned in the Fall, it stuck around on NBC until November.  It was a half-hour of songs that is best remembered because of Freddy Martin’s lead male vocalist, Merv Griffin.  It was Merv’s first TV show but it wouldn’t be his last.