1980 PBS special: "Pete!"

Published on: November 9th, 2017

Take a gander back to 1980 with this PBS documentary on Pete Fountain. A pre-reality TV era PBS takes a look at Pete's rise as a musician, joins Pete and his band in their Winnebago as they cross the country to a well-paying gig, and stop in at a crawfish boil hosted by Pete. It also examines Pete's rise to fame with the Lawrence Welk Show and has some great footage of Bourbon Street and The Half-Fast Walking Club on Mardi Gras.

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