The Burke Family Singers

The Burke Family Singers

formed 1959, Peacedale, South Kingstown

Burke Family on Ed Sullivan, 1963
The Burke Family Singers on The Ed Sullivan Show, December 1963. (

"America's answer to Austria's Von Trapp Family," this mother, father, and their ten children performed in every state in the union and every province in Canada between 1959 and 1972. The wholesome act also appeared on several television variety programs, including The Ed Sullivan Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and Jack Paar.

Youngest daughter Sarah Jo Burke reads from her 2004 book about the Family, Don't Think it Hasn't Been Fun:

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