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How to host musical bingo

Music bingo is an enjoyable and thrilling take on the games of bingo. Music replaces the numbers on bingo cards the game is played by a variety of. After you have received a bingo card the host plays music. If there is a song that you like as a bonus on the card mark the box. Similar rules apply to regular bingo. You just need to get an answer, and then bingo!

What is the First Game of Music Bingo?

However, with the game expanding across the globe, what was the origin of music bingo? It all began with a game show on TV. “Music Bingo” was a television series that began on May 29, 1958. Contestants would listen to the music track and, when the song ended they would run to a huge board and placed a stylized or flat image on the bingo board. The infamous “Music Bingo Board” featured the letters ‘M-U S-I-C’ on the top. The first player to play five songs in consecutive rows won the game. The game was broadcast with black and white and was aired for two years in all.

At the time the only choices to watch TV were the channels from ABC or CBS. The only show to catch when kids returned to their homes after their schooling was Musical Bingo. It is evident that the show was a hit among the children, and was something they could look at every day.

This show marked the very first network show for the now famous Johnny Gilbert, who is most well-known for his show “This … is Jeopardy which has been revived featuring Alex Trebek. He was a singer in nightclubs and an entertainment performer Gilbert was host of numerous games shows. The show of 1958 was his first appearance on national television , and lasted for three years. After the show was over, Gilbert went on to host the game show Words and Music on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles.

Present Music Bingo Games

There is a dearth of information on the show online however for the world of Music Bingo, its legacy continues to be a part of the entertainment industry. There are now shows at Radio Stations Such as Virgin Radio Victoria as well as the musical bingo shows filling theatres such as Smittys Cinema, and shows like live band bingo being played on the Twitch streaming world It’s wonderful to witness a lasting legacy.