This photo and caption was part of an article about PAMS which was published in 1964 when the "Jet Set" (series 27) was the latest release. You're looking at control room A at 4141 Office Parkway before the Neumann recording console was installed.
This montage of pictures was part of an ad which ran in Broadcasting magazine in March 1966.
In the upper left is sound engineer Tommy Loy. Tommy was also an accomplished trumpet player and the voice of such novelty jingles as the "diving board cut" (series 27), the "Yosemite" cut (series 29), and "yeth thur" (series 31).
At the upper right is Jim West, who was sales manager and also played the upright bass on many sessions.
The center photo shows writer/arranger Bob Farrar and sound engineer Dick McGrew sitting behind the board.
These four talented ladies sang on countless PAMS jingles through the years. Series 30 was the first time they were used as an all female vocal group. For that 1965 package they were called the "Gold Pussycats". They are (l-r) Judy Parma, Camilla Duncan, Jean Oliver, and Tinker Rautenburg. Camilla was also an outstanding percussionist, and played mallet instruments on many PAMS tracks. This photo was taken in Studio B. (Note to WABC fans: These are the faces behind the famous "WABC Chime" jingle!)
(left:) Several PAMS jingles from the early '60s featured the unique bass voice of Bill Simmons. He sang on several cuts in Series 17 (including the long city song), and Series 18 (such as "you ain't heard nothing yet"). Bill was a piano player, and won a Grammy award as a member of the Light Crust Doughboys band. Mr. Simmons passed away on January 24, 2005.
(right:) "Talk about happiness, that's what we are talkin' about..." The title cut and others from PAMS Series 28 featured the happy sound of Al Dupree. He sang and played piano at area jazz and blues clubs for over 60 years. This photo was taken in July 1999, when we we had "Big Al" come back to the studio to re-sing some of the cuts he made famous. Al Dupree passed away on August 4, 2003.
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