Los Angeles Credits ~ A Partial List


Dick Saunders and his orchestra, is without a doubt, the most professional musical group we have dealt with in our three clubs. I have know Dick for many years, and it seems that whenever we plan a party, our California Yacht Club members want to use Dick's services.The reason is due to his versatility. His groups please everyone from young teens to the most discriminating dancer. 

Our loss of Dick Saunders in the Los Angeles area will certainly be Portland's gain, both professionally and personally. From all our clubs, we wish Dick the very best, and hope some day, he chooses to return to the drier climate down south.


Steve K. Hathaway ~ President


LA Clients Include ~ TRW, Hughes Aircraft, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Warner Brothers, CBS, NBC, Hilton Hotel, Century Plaza, Marriott, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Bel Air Hotel, Disney Hotel, Biltmore Hotel, California Yacht Club, Los Angeles Athletic Club, Riviera Country Club, Club Managers Of Southern California, The Assistance League,The *Friars Club Roasts, The Playboy Mansion, Home Savings Of America, City Of Hope, John Tracy Clinic, Chasens, Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, and numerous other fundraising events, and private parties.

Dick has performed for and with a wide range of entertainers, too numerous to list completely. Some of these include George Burns, Redd Fox, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Danny Kaye, Pat Boone, Peter Marshall, Steve and Eydie, Dick Shawn, Ray Bolger, Milton Berle, Buddy Hackett, George Fenneman, Dorothy Lamour, Vic Damone, Ralph Edwards, Dennis Day, The Mills Brothers, King Family, Hal Blaine (and other Wrecking Crew members), Connie Haines, Garrison Keeler, Pat Butram, Hugh Hefner, Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin, Beverly Sills, Hal Cooper, Hal Linden, Louis Armstrong, Lenny Bruce, Lord Buckley, Lucille Ball, Nelson Riddle, Ferde Grofe, Van Alexander, David Rose, Andy Russell, Tony Bennett, Dick Stabile, Jack Carter, Henny Youngman, Orrin Tucker, Natalie Cole, Hugh Montenegro, Eddie Peabody , George Burns, Art Linkletter, George Jessel, Rodney Dangerfield, Herb Jeffries, Ray Charles, Vaughn Monroe (conductor & player), and on it goes. 

* Friars Club Roasts Guests incleded ~ Neil Simon, Red Buttons,Abbe Lane, Phyllis Diller, Bob Newhart, Jack Carter, Bernadette Peters, George Burns, Art Linkletter, George Jessell, Uncle Milty, Red Buttons, Danny Thomas, Sammy Cahn, Buddy Hackett, Eydie Gorme, Shecky Green, Sid Caesar, Connie Stevens, Jimmy Stuart, Don Rickles, Tony Martin, Carl Reiner, Jan Murray, Steve Lawrence, John Denver, Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson, Sammy Fain, Jimmy Stuart, Jackie Vernon, Norm Crosby, Ted Lange, Cantinflas, Jerry Vale, Dave Barry, Fred De Cordova, Hal Bernie, Ricardo Montalban, Pat McCormack and so on.


As the State Senator representing the 10th Senatorial District (cities in Los Angeles County) in the California State Senate, I have know Dick Saunders for ove a dozen years. He is a very talented professional musician and band leader, and has played for alll my fundraisers in the district.

Through this personal and  business association, Dick has demonstrated that he is extremely conscientious and reliable, and I am impressed with his intelligence, personality, and integrity.

I am very pleased to recommend Dick, and do so without reservation.


Ralph C. Dills


To my good pal, Dick Saunders, who is always there for a good cause, and one of America's great music men.

Best Always,

Ralph Edwards

"This IsYour Life, Dick !"


Dear Mr. Saunders,

Last year we employed your group for our Christmas Party. It was held at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Because of the favorable comments made about your group, we would like to know if you are available this year, again at the Riviera Country Club.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Irwin H.Gerst ~ Diretor Business Operations Development ~ TRW Space and Technology Group


Dear Dick,       

I just wanted to thank you and the orchestra for your participation in my dinner at the Century Plaza. I think this time you really outdid yourself ! The "Big Band" tunes were the hit of the evening. The evening was a terrific success, and your contribution helped make it so.

With sincere gratitude,

Deane Dana

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