Many of the musicians who played on Oklahoma's beloved “Jude 'n' Jody” show will perform at a reunion Thursday night, and the public is invited.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. The festivities will include free food and live music.
Guests will be invited to tour the “Oklahoma @ the Movies” exhibit, see historic footage of the television show, and partake in light refreshments. A cash bar will be available.
The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Grammy winner Jody Miller, who appeared on the “Jude 'n' Jody” show and had numerous top 10 hits, including “Queen of the House,” will take part in the concert.
Also featured will be Jude Northcutt, who is best remembered by Oklahoma natives as “Jude” of the Jude ‘n' Jody furniture store band and country music duo.
Northcutt and Harold Dean “Jody” Taylor were regularly featured on Oklahoma City TV for 40 years, appearing on all three network affiliated stations. They began appearing on a show on an Ada TV station in 1954, then moved to Oklahoma City television in 1956. They continued to appear on local TV programs through 1980.
Jody Taylor died in 2009 at the age of 74.
While not the original “Jody” of the show, Miller, who hails from Blanchard, is known for a number of hits from the 1960s and ‘70s, most notably “Queen of the House,” her 1965 answer to Erick-bred Roger Miller's smash “King of the Road.”
In addition to the headliners, several musicians who have worked with Northcutt over the years will be reunited at the concert.
A special announcement regarding the proposed Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, or OKPOP, will be made during the program.
Eligible guests will be able to join AARP and then take advantage of a special discounted rate to join the Oklahoma Historical Society.
For reservations or information, contact Nicole Harvey at the Oklahoma History Center at 522-5202 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.