With a descriptive and emotional immediacy that only the present tense can provide, the reader is taken to the now that was--The Golden Eras that took a charmed choir boy into close encounters with show business legends
Blending classic film, radio, recordings and television into a passionate personal journey, the author serves up a fascinating and intoxicating literary Moonlight!
Alan started his career early on, as one of the Choir Boys in the famous Robert Mitchell Boy Choir, and performed in several movies such as "Going My Way", "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Hunchback of Notre Dame", and "Meet John Doe". From 1948 to 1952 he joined "The Modernaires" and was on Bob Crosby's Radio Show five nights a week, along with the Andrews Sisters, Dick Haymes, and Jerry Gray's Orchestra. From 1952 through 1956 he was a regular on "The Bob Crosby TV Show" five days a week for five years. From 1957 to 1960 he joined the "Your Hit Parade" TV Show in New York. Then from 1965-69 he signed with the Modernaires for "The Red Skelton TV Show" and won a Grammy in 1968 with the "Alan Copeland Singers" for Mission Impossible-Norwegian Wood. Known for his vocal arranging, Alan has written charts for Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme and was the choral director for Bing Crosby's Christmas TV Shows for over two decades. Since 1995, Alan has rejoined the Modernaires and still performs on a part-time basis with them. This is his story!