From Mora’s Modern Music News
CARNEGIE HALL ANNIVERSARY
Wednesday, January 16th, marks the
80th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s legendary concert at Carnegie Hall in New
York City. Chuck Cecil (radio host of “The Swingin’ Years”)
will be broadcasting a special show in honor of this milestone; the program
will include historical interviews with the people who were there, including
Martha Tilton, Harry James, and even Benny Goodman himself (taken from
archival shows). Check your local radio listings for “The Swingin’
Years” (here in L.A., it is broadcast on both KKJZ and KCSN).
BIRTHDAY MILESTONES FOR 2007
We want to end our newsletter on a happier note by
acknowledging the birthdays of some of the Swing Era’s notable personalities
who are still with us. All the people listed below celebrated their 90th
birthday in the year 2007:
Lena Horne — sang
with Charlie Barnet in the early 1940s
Vera Lynn — Popular
British singer, known as “The Forces’ Sweetheart.”
Jo Stafford — part of
the Pied Pipers, who sang with Tommy Dorsey in the late 30s.
Bea Wain — sang with Larry
Clinton, voted Most Popular Female Vocalist in the Billboard Magazine poll of
And next month, we celebrate the 90th birthday of Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters.
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I WANT THE SOUNDTRACK! BUT IT’S NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FEBRUARY 26TH! 🙁 🙁 🙁
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OMFG! THIS IS SO COOL! WHY CAN’T I FIND THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON ON MY KEYBOARD!
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