About the Group
The Tune Tossers were said to have given the WHO Barn Dance Frolic show
a "rhythmic spice" with their clever arrangements. But they said that before
they were on the cast of the show, they were humming their tunes
while competing with the transcontinental trains that went through Belle
The group started in early childhood, when Dick and Don Gatrelle would sing
duets together. But they wanted to be a trio. They moved to Belle Plaine
in 1929 and there they met Shine Miller, who then became a part of the group.
The Tune Tossers were on WMT for about a year before they joined the WHO
Barn Dance Frolic show. On the Barn Dance, they did "...dramatized 'character'
comedy numbers". Don strummed the guitar to accompany them on their numbers.
Timeline and Trivia Notes
Group members included:
- Dick Gatrelle
- Don Gatrelle
- Shine Miller
- Souvenir Program, W-H-O Barn Dance Frolic;
date published unknown