Calling Dr. Kildare…

MyFunCloset
Submitted by MyFunCloset July 12th, 2010
Certifikitsch WinnerClassique d Camembert

I always found Richard to be very talented and interesting. These are from the early 60’s I think. They were acquired from a friend who was a DJ in the late 50’s. There were two full boxes of 45 records, many of them promo copies being discarded. I had to step in and rescue them before they were gone forever. When you noted Dr Kildare in your collection today, I thought it was a good time to share these old 45s.

9 Responses to “Calling Dr. Kildare…”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    My heart almost stopped when this page opened! That’s how much I loved Drs. Kildare and Casey. Also, the red and blue backgrounds are so gorgeous not to mention what Richard looks like against them.

    I have “The Theme from Dr. Kildare” but had absolutely no idea he ever sang “Love Me Tender”. I also think it’s fantastic that the B-sides of two of the records have titles that are so similar: ‚ÄúAll I Do Is Dream of You‚Äù and ‚ÄúAll I Have To Do Is Dream‚Äù.

    I’ve never seen the record that has Ben Casey on one side and Kildare on the other. For that plus the stunning color in your photograph and my devout obsession with both these men in my youth I am awarding you a Classique De Camembert!

    Here’s some of my Casey and Kildare memorabilia:

    https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2009/10/19/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-dr-kildares-thumpy-the-heartbeat-stethoscope/

    https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2009/10/20/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-dr-ben-casey-cufflinks/

  2. MyFunCloset

    MyFunCloset

    Woweewow! Richard’s music lives on and on for the Classique De Camembert. Thank you. What fun it is to see flashes from our youth.
    Allee… this is a do you remember thought. A blouse for pre-teen girls that was white and had the unique Dr. collar and buttoned to look like a Drs. Casey & Kildare white medical shirt? I’m thinking 1962. The fad came and went, but the memory stayed.

  3. Michael Ely

    Michael Ely

    I have the “TV’s Dr. Kildare / Richard Chamberlain Sings” LP album in my collection which contains all the singles mentioned above. The cover features a gorgeous head shot of Richard in a white shirt and jacket. I was but a wee lad when the Dr. Kildare medical drama originally ran on NBC (1961 – 1966), but I remember that my mother had a major crush on him. My father used to tease her about it.

  4. MyFunCloset

    MyFunCloset

    This is where these 45 records actually orginated. Perhaps you know of Chick Watkins an LA DJ? He started his DJ career in Akron Ohio in the late 50’s, and worked his way to LA by the mid 70’s working as a DJ. It was his co-DJ partner Patty who preserved all these promo records…. and that was the origin of these Richard Chamberlain records.

      • MyFunCloset

        MyFunCloset

        Does Westwood sound familiar? I’ll confirm the station. Maybe 75-100 or so 45s. Most all are in sleeves, but most are plain. Ricky Nelson & Pat Boone have pics on sleeves I know.