The John Allan Cameron Show
|The John Allan Cameron Show|
|Starring||John Allan Cameron|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||CBC Television|
|Original run||29 June 1979 – 10 December 1980|
Regular and guest participants
The second season's non-musical content featured Hollywood-themed segments where Cameron would portray legendary entertainment stars and movie characters. Series regulars Hughie and Allen presented a comic newscast entitled "News From Home".
Musical performances featuring Cameron and his band were staged in Seaton Auditorium at Halifax's Mount Saint Vincent University. Series guests included Bruce Cockburn, Denny Doherty, The Good Brothers, Steve Goodman, Murray McLauchlan, Will Millar (The Irish Rovers), Tom Paxton, Ronnie Prophet, Tom Rush, Sonny Terry with Brownie McGhee, Ian Tyson, Valdy, Roger Whittaker and Mason Williams. Skip Beckwith was the series musical director, who also played bass for Cameron's band, "The Cape Breton Symphony".
The first season in 1979 was a summer series which aired on Fridays at 9 p.m. Eastern time. 1980's second season began in October 1980, running on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. until December of that year.
CBC aired brief repeat runs of the series in 1981 and 1982 on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
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