John Quinn, who engineered the record, told me that every last drop of booze ordered in for the
studio audience was consumed. Then everyone rushed home to be with their families in case the
missles started flying.
Vaughn Meader got to play in another famous NYC studio a few months later. His followup album was
recorded at Columbia's 30th Street "Church" studio.
John Quinn went on to engineer several comedy albums for various people connected either directly or
once removed from "The First Family." One of my favorites is "Welcome to the LBJ Ranch," which used
taped excerpts of LBJ as answers to "questions" from "the press" as performed to a live audience.
After Fine Recording, John Quinn and several partners founded The Mix Place on 5th Avenue. That
sound-for-picture studio complex had a 20+ year run, which is a very long life in the NYC studio
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 9:01 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] 50 years ago tonight: Meader and JFK
This evening, Oct. 22, is the fiftieth anniversary of both John F.
Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Speech and the recording session at Fine
Recording Studio for Vaughn Meader's multi-million selling comedy album
about Kennedy, "The First Family", Oct 22, 1962.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]