Skip to comments.Entertaining-Vietnam--Film of the traveling cover bands that entertained our soldiers.
Posted on 12/27/2012 12:29:55 PM PST by virgil283
Those of us who served in Vietnam have fond memories of the traveling cover bands, usually very good... .. I saw a quote earlier that although we are now old, at least we got to see the great music groups. I'd include these show people who brought fun into our horny lives in Vietnam. Cinammon Stillwell is an accomplished reporter. Her mother made this documentary about the entertainers who visited us wherever we were in Vietnam. It is one of a kind, something that to my knowledge has not been documented before. The film does not have an embed, so you have to go to this site to watch it. I know that us Vietnam vets will, and I think others out there will enjoy it and learn something different than many misconceptions.......53 minutes long.
(Excerpt) Read more at maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com ...
Bob Hope 1971 Long Binh show. I’m out there in the crowd somewhere.
The groups we got in Quang Tri tried hard,but were pretty
bad for the most part.
Remember one all girl group from Australia that experienced
their first mortar attack.We all felt sorry for them
Those shows were greatly appreciated by all the troops
I remember our CO asking if anyone wanted to go
to that show...I was just too tired.
I remember it being on a Sunday
10 minutes into the film is a Australian girl band being interveiwed, saying their last song played was ‘we gotta get out of this place’
I watched Bob Hope in Cu Chi from the top of a track in 67 after a hard day on the roads.
Interesting that he flew to Thailand every evening.
I was there in Long Binh at that show as well. I waited a long time to see Bob and the gang and would not have missed it.
Cool! Thanks for posting. Filing it next to radio first termer.
Did you see Raquel Welch? She is the exact opposite of Jane Fonda.
I do not remember if I saw Miss Welch but remember “The Goldiggers.” I remember waiting about 8 hours in the hot sun and being quite a ways from the stage and not minding in the least.
Home viewing bookmark.
Most of the bands were just awful. It was very difficult just trying to figure out what they were supposedly playing. Fortunately, many of them had pretty dancing girls in their group, which more than made up for the terrible music.
Awesome find, thanks!
Bob Hope Long Binh 1967 The one I missed.
Beides Bob Hope, Chu Lai 68, I saw two other bands on Hill 29. One of them was Korean. But they both had scantily clad women along.
“Thanks For The Memory”, v.
also watched one of my pilots bite Chris Noel on the ass when she boarded our chopper for a flight to one of our outposts....she took it all in good humor...
http://www.historynet.com/the-vietnam-interview-a-date-with-chris-noel.htm ahhh..the good 'ol days!
Thanks for that link...Great gal
In 1970 I listened to Bob Hope on AFN at an old French Fort then a Fire Support Base North of Nui Ba Dinh. Had been at FSB Simmons in the Michelin plantation in November and had the USO “Bobby Hope” show fly in for a quick performance.