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Dean Armstrong and the Arizona Dance Hands formed in 1948 as the house band for the Open Door Night Club in Tucson, Arizona.
From Left to Right, that's Toni Clark, Dean Armstrong, Don Johnson, and Earl Mock.
Three-a-week radio programs from the bandstand brought them to the attention of Gene Autry, and when he opened KOLD-TV in 1953, the Dance Hands became the staff musicians. In fact, they performed the first ever live TV show in Tucson. The Dance Hands continued to perform live TV until 1976. Today, you can see the band perform at Lil Abner's Steakhouse and on Tucson Community Cable 73.