Gabe Pressman has died. He was 93. NY1 reported that he died in his sleep.
Gabe worked New York’s main streets and back alleys with note pad, mic and camera for about 60 years with the World Telegram and Sun, WNBC and WNBC-TV. Reproduced below is our posting for Gabe for his 90th birthday in 2014.
Nat Cole – Nature Boy
Julius La Rosa – Great American Songbook.
“Other Signals” — a feature (revived now after a long nap) is devoted to WNEW’s notable competitors and colleagues who were heard elsewhere on New York Radio and TV. Previously listed: Stan Brooks, Gabe Pressman.
A feature, “The Milkman’s Modernaires” was published on this site in December, 2012. Now, with new text, photos and audio added about the group and the “Make Believe Ballroom,” the time seemed right for a rehearing.
Charlie Barnet Orch. with the Modern-Aires
Tommy Dorsey Clambake Seven
Charley Barnet Orch. – Stay Up Stan, The All-Night Record Man
Les Brown, The Modernaires – Milkman’s Matinee
Glenn Miller, The Modernaires -Make Believe Ballroom Time