Donna Loren sings "Call Me" on Milton Berle Show (1966)

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18-year old Donna Loren performing live with the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra on the Milton Berle Show which aired 9/16/66. Donna was signed as a regular on the show with Bobby Rydell, but the show was short-lived and she only appeared in four telecasts. Donna released a 45rpm record of this Tony Hatch penned tune in 1965 on Capitol Records in a completely different 'softer' style. You can hear or view that version on her website at www.donnaloren.net. "Call Me" was a hit for Petula Clark in the UK and Chris Montez in America.

Donna Loren was the one-and-only "Dr Pepper Girl" from 1963 to 1968. She was signed to a long-term contract with the soft-drink company to sing all television and radio commercials, do all magazine and billboard advertising representing them in every capacity, sometimes sharing the spotlight with American Bandstand's Dick Clark. This relationship led to her touring in Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars with other popular acts like The Supremes and singing solos in the popular Beach Party films starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. Later, she became the regular female vocalist on the popular 60's American live rock n roll TV show "Shindig" and she appeared in singing and acting roles in many popular TV shows like Batman, Gomer Pyle, The Mothers-In-Law, Red Skelton, Milton Berle and various game shows. She's released 20 singles, an album and 2 CD's. Ms Loren is currently in the studio again making music. More info: www.donnaloren.net

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