A young Doc Severinsen
From left: Doc Severinsen, Ed McMahon and Johnny Carson on The
Tonight Show set
Trumpeter Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen was born in Arlington, Oregon. He
is best known for conducting the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring
He actually joined the "Tonight" Show Band several months before Johnny
Carson became host in October of 1962 and took over as bandleader in 1967,
continuing until Carson’s retirement in 1992.