Category 1927

The Talented Patti Page Part One

The Talented Patti Page Part One

Patti Page
Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer of traditional pop music and country music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six-decade long career. She was often introduced as “the Singin’ Rage, Miss Patti Page”. New York WNEW disc-jockey William B. Williams introduced her as “A Page in my life called Patti”.
Patti Page

Page in the 1950s
Background information
Birth name
Clara Ann Fowler
Born
November 8, 1927
Claremore, Oklahoma, United States
Origin
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died
January 1, 2013 (aged 85)
Encinitas, California, United States
Genres
Traditional pop, count...

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The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part Six

The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part Six

Album reissues

Many of the albums that Williams recorded were originally available in the vinyl LP, 8-track tape, Reel-to-reel, and audio cassette formats but were later reissued on compact disc. With close to 80 minutes of space available on each disc, it was possible to combine two albums on one CD, and most Williams albums have been paired up and reissued in this format, as shown in the collapsed table below:
Reissue CD released
Label
Album one
Year
Album two
Year
1990
Columbia
Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes
1962
Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests
1963
1995
Sony
Can’t Get Used to Losing You and Other Requests
1963
Love, Andy
1967
1999
Sony
Warm and Willing
1962
The Shadow of Your Smile
1966
1999
Collectables
The Academy Awa...

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The Life And Times Andy Williams Part Five

The Life And Times Andy Williams Part Five

The Columbia years

Williams’s move to Columbia Records in 1961 heralded the start of a highly successful series of albums produced by Robert Mersey that focused on standards, including many from stage and screen, with some Easy Listening hits of the day eventually becoming part of the formula. One of these projects, 1962’s Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes, became his first album to reach the top 10 on Billboard’s Top LP’s chart and his earliest recording to receive Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America...

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The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part One

The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part One

Andy Williams

Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American popular music singer. He recorded 44 albums in his career, 15 of which have been gold-certified and three of which have been platinum-certified. He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971, and numerous TV specials. The Andy Williams Show garnered three Emmy awards. The Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, is named after the song he is most known for singing—Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini’s “Moon River”. He sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 10.5 million certified units in the United States.
Andy Williams

Williams in 1969
Background information

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The Life And Times Of Eartha Kitt Part Three

The Life And Times Of Eartha Kitt Part Three

Personal life

Kitt at the Carlton Tower hotel in London in 1973
After romances with the cosmetics magnate Charles Revson and banking heir John Barry Ryan III, she married John William McDonald, an associate of a real estate investment company, on June 6, 1960. They had one child, a daughter named Kitt McDonald, born on November 26, 1961. They divorced in 1965.
A long-time Connecticut resident, Eartha Kitt lived in a converted barn on a sprawling farm in the Merryall section of New Milford for many years and was active in local charities and causes throughout Litchfield County...

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The Life And Times Of Eartha Kitt Part Two

The Life And Times Of Eartha Kitt Part Two

Broadway

In the 1970s she appeared on television several times on BBC’s long running variety show, “The Good Old Days”, and took over from fellow American Dolores Gray, in the London West End production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies and returned at the end of that run to star in a One Woman Show at the same Shaftesbury Theatre, both to tremendous acclaim. In both those shows performing the show-stopping theatrical anthem I’m Still Here.
Kitt returned to New York City in a triumphant turn in the Broadway spectacle Timbuktu! (a version of the perennial Kismet, set in Africa) in 1978...

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1927 In Musical History

1927 In Musical History

January 8 – Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite is premièred in Vienna.

April 21 – Electric re-recording of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra directed by Nathaniel Shilkret, with Gershwin at the piano.
June – Hamilton Sisters and Fordyce, vocalists, record “My Heart Stood Still” (Rodgers and Hart) and “The Birth of the Blues”.
July 1 – Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is premiered in Frankfurt, with the composer at the piano and Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting.
August 4 – Jimmie Rodgers records his first sides for Victor in Camden, New Jersey
December 5 – Leoš Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass is premiered in Brno.
Publishers Chappell & Co withdraw their financial support for the Promenade Concerts, to be replaced by the BBC.
Benjamin Britten bec...

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