A master entertainer with a warm and winning personality, George Hamilton, has performed with big name entertainers such as Bill Cosby, Kingston Trio,Peter, Paul, and Mary, Phyllis Diller, Smothers Brothers, Whispers, Carlos Santana, Sylvester Stewart of Sly and the Family Stone. He’s performed with Cybil Sheppard and Chris McDonald in “Telling Secrets,” a movie made for TV in 1996. George Hamilton was the opening act for popular artists like Vic Damone and Engelbert Humperdinck. George and Teddy, Beach Boys, and Diana Ross and the Supremes amongst others were headlining acts for Stevie Wonder’s 1963 Dedication Concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
The buzz quickly spread through San Francisco. “George and Teddy” were known as the most dynamic
act around the world. While attending a “George and Teddy” performance, you would find yourself amongst celebrities like Fred Astaire, George Burns, Connie Stevens, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Lee, Henry Silver, Lenny Bruce, Red Skelton, Johnny Mathis, Vince Edwards, Ann Margret, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Clint Eastwood to name just a few.
George Hamilton and Teddy Brown signed a recording contract with Moe Austin, President of
Warner Brother’s Record Company. One of the albums was titled “George and Teddy Live at Ciros”
produced by Jimmy Bowen. Later Hamilton signed with Chuck Gregory at Mammoth Records and produced the album “George and Teddy Live from the Condor in San Francisco.” Gregory signed Hamilton for a second time at Polydor Records. George Hamilton later signed with MGM Records and worked with Mike Kirb. Several years later George Hamilton signed a five year contract with Ben Scotti of Scotti Brother’s Records. During his remarkable 40 year career, Hamilton has worked for a long list of entertainers which include Dionne Warrick, Diana Ross, Righteous Brothers, Jan and Dean, Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, and his close friend George Benson. George Hamilton has worked with notable producers including Phil Spector (Phillips Records), Jimmy Bowen (Warner Brothers), Ross Regen (Artist), and Chuck Gregory (Paramount). At Warner Brothers the multi-talented Sonny Bono was George Hamilton’s A and R musical director. The legendary comedian and once personal friend, Redd Foxx invited Hamilton to star in an episode of the popular television show, “Sanford and Son.” A well traveled entertainer, Hamilton toured through Europe with a young group of guys known to everyone as the Beatles.
Today George Hamilton is considered one of Arizona’s best kept secrets. Being an entertainer in the valley for the past 30 plus years, there aren’t too many places George Hamilton can go without being
recognized by a fan of today or admirer of his earlier music and movies. He is a highly respected social
figure and loved by so many in Arizona.