Club family really started to grow in 1934. Comedy and singing acts were added
and within the same week in October, both Don McNeill and Jack Owens became the
proud fathers of Tommy McNeill and Mary Ann Owens.
Jack had replaced Dick Teela as vocalist in April. The Merry Macs, Songfellows,
Three C's, Morin Sisters and Ranch Boys were the featured singing acts. Breakfast
Clubbers will also recall the fine appearances of Marian and Jim Jordan (now Fibber
McGee and Molly), Bill (Mr. Wimple) Thompson, and Fields and Hall.
The audience was growing, too. Fan mail produced enough material this year so
that Don would dispense with a script. The saga of Jimmy Darou, a Canadian jockey
hurt in a three-horse spill, and the fables and foibles of other listeners have
been the standard Breakfast Club diet ever since.