June 1959 to March 1960
LIDO BALLROOM - Long Beach, California
Kay sang with band on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Was paid $10 for four-hour shift.
August to October 1960
MISS ABSENTEE BALLOT
Armed Forces Radio & Television Service
Recorded series of radio announcements from "Miss Absentee Ballot" (Kay) reminding the troops overseas to absentee vote in the November presidential election. Kay was paid $32.50 per 5 minute recording.
May to November 1961
Armed Forces Radio & Television Service; written by Ross Vincent
Hosted by Elmer Peterson and Kay Bell
Recorded 72 five-minute programs offering social studies travelogue of NATO countries for broadcast overseas (NATO and SEATO propaganda). Kay was again paid $32.50 per 5 minute recording.
"The Coed": Kay acts the part of a young, inquiring coed from an "American college" who wants to know about different countries in the world and their relationship with the United States. Copies of scripts for episodes #18-20 in family possession.
September 26, 1961
LONG BEACH STATE FORTY-NINER, p. 3 TEXT
Long Beach, California
Title: State Senior Servies Country in Radio Broadcast to Servicemen
By Mona Seymour
DISNEYLAND SPACE BAR - Anaheim, California IMAGE TEXT
Kay worked with the Space Men (Johnny Schmidt and Sonny Anderson). She performed with them as many as 6 nights a week, even while attending Long Beach State College for her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Their act included "Kansas City, Here I Come."
Pay: In 1962, Kay earned $33.50/hour at Disneyland.
New Name: The "Space Bar" is now known as the "Tomorrowland Terrace."
(The Original) SURFER'S STOMP, Pt. I AUDIO (J. Schmidt - W. Anderson)
(The Original) SURFER'S STOMP, Pt. II AUDIO (J. Schmidt - W. Anderson)
Side 1: "The Tuffs" with Kay Bell; Side 2: "Kay Bell" with The Tuffs
Dot Records 45-16304 / 45 rpm
CD/LP Release: Pt. I appears on the Romulan LP "Girls in the Garage." Pt. II appears on Varese Sarabande CD "Wax, Board and Woodie" (VSD-5726).
[TOO MANY MORE DETAILS!]
DOMINO - Anaheim, California IMAGE
Four week appearance during semester break. Performed with Sonny Anderson (vibes and piano), Johnny Schmidt (tenor sax) (Sonny and Johnny were members of "The Spacemen" at Disneyland), Dennis "Woody" Woodrich (guitar), Gary Homer (drums).
June 30, 1962
"Meet Me at Disneyland" (Swingin' Through Space) IMAGE
Live television broadcast from Disneyland
Also appearing were The Four Freshmen, Annette Funicello, Jimmy Dodd, Dick and Dee-Dee and astronaut (and eventually Senator) John Glenn
Performed "Misty" and "Twisting Last Summer."
September 8, 1962
"Meet Me at Disneyland" (Talent on Parade)
Live televison broadcast from Disneyland; as "Kay Bell and the Spacemen"
Performed "Disneyland Twist" and second selection.
Brief Series: This was the last episode of the 13 episode series.
SCREAM ALONG (with the Monster) IMAGE (K. Bell - W. Anderson - G. Withee)
SURFER'S BLUES AUDIO (K. Bell - W. Anderson)
as Kay Bell and the Spacemen
Recorded Live at Disneyland
Buena Vista Records F-428 / 45 rpm
August 5, 1964 (beginning air date)
Recording / Radio
Recorded three 30-second radio spots for Disneyland, titled "Zip a Dee Doo Dah," "Swingin' with Kay," and "Bip a Dee Bop a Dee Boo." These spots were for the "Disneyland After Dark" promotion.
[ Radio Spot #1 AUDIO ]
[ Radio Spot #2 AUDIO ]
[ Radio Spot #3 AUDIO ]
September 6, 1964
THE REGISTER, p. B12 TEXT
Orange County, California
Title: Fame Recalled : KAY BELL TRIES FOR BRAND NEW CAREER
Text, One Photo
BECAUSE I LIKE YOU (Childress)
VALLEY OF ROMANCE (Childress)
Kay Bell Singers
with Don Ralke Orchestra
Hot Records H-4 / 45 rpm
Help?: Not sure when or what this is. It is a choral group style; difficult to distinguish Kay's voice.