CBC television began broadcasting Singalong Jubilee (1961–1974). It started as a summer replacement for the popular Don Messer Show. Singalong Jubilee was produced by Manny Pittson, with co-producer and host Bill Langstroth, singer Jim Bennett and Brian Ahern as the music director. The program featured musical performances by local singers in a variety of music genres, such as Anne Murray, Catherine McKinnon, Gene MacLellan, Edith Butler and many more who gained attention from their appearances. (Also see Anne Murray, February 15, 1979.). (Photo: Bill Langestroth with the cast of Singalong Jubilee. From Remembering Singalong Jubliee, Ernest Dick).