Saturday, 11 April 2009
Don Lane, born 13 November 1933 as Morton Donald Isaacson, is an American-born Australian entertainer, talk show host and singer. Lane forged an enduring partnership with Bert Newton, an Australian comedian and entertainment identity. Both Lane and Newton maintain that the first time they met was on-air, during the first episode of the Don Lane Show. Each describes that there was instant 'chemistry', and that they never made any deliberate attempt to build the relationship; it just happened. Newton took much pleasure in sending up Lane's singing, sometimes by playing his records at half-speed while miming Lane's performance. Lane sometimes responded in kind by sending up Newton's own record, the "Bert and Patti Album". The Don Lane Show ended on 13 November 1983. His final episode ran for two and a half hours and featured such stars as Sammy Davis, Jr., Phyllis Diller, and David Bowie. For you to download is Don's 1976 album for Festival "You're Everything" (L 25260) From what I can gather even though the single "You're Everything" b/w "The Small Exception Of Me" was released in 1970 on the Spin label the LP of the same name didn't come out till '76 on this Festival compilation. In 2003 Lane was inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards Hall of Fame.
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