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07 Nov 05 - 11:50 AM (#1599367)
Subject: times square two
From: GUEST,helga.toriello@spectrum-health.org

My husband seems to remember a group called Times Square Two. What song did they sing? And, if this is not quite the right group name, what was it?
Thanks
Helga


07 Nov 05 - 03:49 PM (#1599495)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: Cool Beans

Took some Googling but I found this, pertaining to an novelist named Peter Elbling, author of "The Food Taster"


Peter Elbling is also known for his work as an actor and comedic writer -- throughout the 1970s and 80s, Peter acted on stage, in films, Phantom of the Paradise, amongst others (which he also choreographed), and in television -- Taxi, WKRP, Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, LA Law etc., etc., During this time he also produced and directed the late night satirical show, The Hollywood Primary, as well as creating, co-authoring and editing the satirical best seller, The 1980s - A Look Back (written in 1979), and its sequel The 1990s - A Look Back (written in 1989.)

Born in London, Peter emigrated to Canada when he was 19 in search of fame and fortune. He quickly left his job in advertising to become a folk singer playing in clubs across the country. In 1964, he discovered unknown hidden talents and formed the comedy team, The Times Square Two. The TST appeared in nightclubs, concerts and on television throughout the US, on Johnny Carson, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Dean Martin Show etc., etc. In 1970, the group split up and Peter joined The Committee, the renowned San Francisco Improvisational troupe and following that, The Second City in Chicago.


07 Nov 05 - 05:48 PM (#1599530)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: Peace

You may be able to reach one of the guys through this site.


07 Nov 05 - 06:01 PM (#1599541)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: Peace

That's for Peter.

"Michael Paseornek is now the President of Lions Gate Films Productions—the company that was born out of Cinépix."

The above quotation is from an article that was poublished in 2004.

Michael was the other half of the duo.

Hope this helps you in your quest.


02 Sep 06 - 01:41 AM (#1825198)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: GUEST

The other guy was actually Michel Choquette, not Michael Paseornek.


02 Sep 06 - 01:43 AM (#1825199)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: GUEST,Phantompalooza

For more information on Peter Elbling, please click here:

http://www.phantompalooza.ca/elbling.html


03 Sep 06 - 01:12 AM (#1825744)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: Peace

"The other guy was actually Michel Choquette, not Michael Paseornek."

My mistake then. Thanks for pointing it out.


04 Sep 06 - 08:53 AM (#1826527)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: Duke

I knew Peter back in the 60's and have tried to get in touch with him. His email address on his web site doesn't seem to work. Anyone have any idea how to reach him?

thanks


11 Sep 06 - 12:16 AM (#1831617)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: GUEST

I just heard from him. Perhaps he was away.


11 Sep 06 - 08:38 AM (#1831777)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: Duke

Any chance you can give me his email address? It might be different from the one on his web site. If you don't want to post it here, you can reach me at kentdukewilson@yahoo.ca

many thanks


12 Sep 06 - 11:42 AM (#1832713)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: Duke

Thanks to the person who gave Peter my email address. I just heard from him.


13 Sep 06 - 12:49 AM (#1833250)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: GUEST

No problem.


24 Sep 06 - 01:16 AM (#1841810)
Subject: RE: times square two
From: GUEST,michael smith, chicago

i worked at a coffeehouse in fort lauderdale called the house of pegasus
in the early sixties and michel choquette played there as a single...he was very good...this was pre times square two...i was so naive i thought his partner was actually christened harold oblong