Doc Severinsen Biography (1927-)

Born Carl Hilding Severinsen, July 7, 1927, in Arlington, OR; son of Carl (adentist) and Minnie Mae Severinsen; married third wife, Emily Marshall, 1980;children: (first marriage) Nancy, Judy, Cindy; (second marriage) Robin, Allen.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
July 7, 1927
Arlington, Oregon, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Band member and trumpet soloist, Steve Allen Show, NBC, 1954-55.
  • Band member, The Tonight Show, NBC, 1962-67.
  • Musical director, bandleader, and trumpet soloist, The Tonight Show, NBC,1967-92.
  • Former host of The Midnight Special, NBC.
  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
  • Host, The Big Band and All That Jazz, NBC, 1972.
  • Credits; TELEVISION WORK; SPECIALS
  • Musical director, Dame Edna's Hollywood, NBC, 1993.
  • Credits; ALBUMS
  • Brass Roots, RCA, 1971.
  • (With Henry Mancini) Brass on Ivory, RCA, c. 1972.
  • Also recorded Facets, 1988; Doc, RCA; The Best of Doc Severinsen, RCA; IFeel Good, Juno; (with Gerry Mulligan) A Concert in Jazz, Verve; (with Mulligan) Concert Jazz Band '63, Verve; The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen (includes "Johnny's Theme (The Tonight Show Theme)," c. 1986; The Tonight ShowBand with Doc Severinsen, Volume II, c. 1987; and Night Journey.

Further Reference

BOOKS

  • Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music, Volume 1, Gale,1989.
PERIODICALS
  • People, December 19, 1988, p. 101.
  • Saturday Evening Post, November, 1989, p. 64.

User Contributions:

Randi CK
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Jun 29, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
Does anybody know if Doc Severinsen is of Norwegian heritage?
Rev. Bill Weir
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Dec 19, 2014 @ 7:19 pm
each December since 19?? Doc Severinson has led the Minnesota Orchestra in his acclaimed performance of "Jingle Bell Doc."

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