Lee Fugal was the preshow entertainment for Disneyland’s historical “Golden Horseshoe Revue. ” He would play the piano, banjo, trumpet and trombone and even play some of those simultaneously. You can see Lee in action at his website athttp://www.leefugal.com (See more photos below.)
1:27 Lee’s start at Disneyland; Driving to California and used trumpet and trombone oil to fix the car; His Disneyland audition playing “Mary Poppins” music in 1965; Played banjo
3:10 Performing as the preshow for Disneyland’s “Golden Horseshoe Revue,” and then sitting in with the band for the show; Staying after a two-week trial; Tommy Walker, Disneyland’s director of entertainment
5:08 Lee’s preshow act, playing piano, two and three trumpets at once, banjo; About Wally Boag, Fulton Burley and Betty Taylor; Lee’s final performance festivities; The “Golden Horseshoe Revue” band Vince Rossi (piano), Sam Conti (trumpet) and Jerry King (drums); The “Calypso” sandwich at the Golden Horseshoe and Pepsi Cola; The singing waitresses
13:21 Performing for and meeting Liberace; Playing trumpet for Al Hirt; Mishaps during the show including when the power went out inside the Horseshoe
17:37 Lee playing the banjo in “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” in an episode entitled “Disneyland Around the Seasons”
Don’t forget to visit Lee’s website www.leefugal.com!
9 thoughts on “Interview: Lee Fugal (Disneyland’s “Golden Horseshoe Revue” entertainer)”
Jack Watson was the first one to do a pre-show which consisted of him playing about 20 minutes of piano which was followed by a fast offering of parts of various old tunes and then a sing-a-long. He was with the show from the mid-1950s until the early 1960’s.
Is Jerry King still around. We were neighbors on Corona Del Mar, Ca. Scott Rose email@example.com
Sorry Scott, but sadly, Jerry passed away, I believe it was in 2005.
Thank you for the reply! He was a great guy and an amazing drummer!!
He was my father. I lived in that house on Marguerite when I was little. I didn’t see him after the age of 9.
Hi Chelsea, Jerry King was your father?! I’ve heard such very nice stories about him from people who knew him. I wish I met him! I’m very sorry you didn’t see him after age 9.
He was. My mom worked at Disneyland too as a VIP tour guide and they met there. I have very fond memories of being at the park when I was a little kid.
I was good friends with comic Wally Boag and knew Jerry. He was always a kind and friendly guy and a great drummer. He and Wally were great friends and often played golf together.
Thank you for the reply!
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