Mar 16, 2021
Ryan Droste makes his return to TCBCast to join Justin & Gurdip in reviewing the 1960 TV Special "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: It's Nice to Go Traveling or, Welcome Home Elvis." Packed with celebrity cameos, then-contemporary pop culture references and musical performances, this program served as Elvis' first major appearance after his return from the US Army. We all know the Elvis performances hold up, and the Sinatra-Presley duet still remains iconic, but is the rest of the show worth revisiting?
But first - Trivia! Justin puts Gurdip & Ryan's Rat Pack knowledge to the test in lieu of TCBCast Book Club this week.
Then, for Song of the Week, Ryan & Gurdip both pick 1960s movie songs, choosing "Big Love, Big Heartache" from Roustabout and "I'll Be Back" from Spinout, respectively. Justin instead goes back to the Sun era to show the influence of Rat Pack member Dean Martin on Elvis by spotlighting "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine."