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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Mosquitoes!

The passing of Russell Johnson, who played the Professor on "Gilligan's Island," sent our show off on quite the tangent this morning.

I was an avid viewer of this show, mainly because my brother somehow managed to dominate the television choices after school in the 70s, and it was sometimes possible to watch our favorite castaways on three different channels, one after the other. Some of my favorites involved music, and as a Beatle fan, it's obvious I would like the episode that featured some long-haired musicians showing up on the island.

There are some people who can't believe I remember the name of the band, the Mosquitoes, much less their names--Bingo, Bango, Bongo and Irving. When they ultimatedly left the island and didn't take the Castaways with them, they left behind an album. What was it? The Mosquitoes at Carnegie Hall, of course. (And Gilligan was bummed they didn't sign it.)

Be prepared to be blown away by their musical prowess!  Or at least those great sounds they're getting out of guitars that obviously aren't plugged in.

 


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