Ted Nichols, John Borneman,
T.J. Marker

November, 1960.
Waiting in Town Square for taping of NBC-TV's Bell Telephone Hour. Originally from Spokane, Washington, Ted Nichols taught at Santa Ana College in California where he was the band and orchestra director. When he heard about the baritone opening in the Dapper Dans, he had just gotten off the road with Fred Waring and was also working a side job as a manager in the Emporium at Disneyland. He later became Director of Bands at Cal State, L.A. and was also Music Director for Hanna Barbera Studios where he composed music for cartoons. He composed and arranged background music for over 40 shows, including Johnny Quest, Scooby Doo, and The Flinstones (that's his arrangement of the famous theme that you know.) He is now heavily involved in church music and a published composer of sacred music.