Peggy Lee holds a special place in the history of American popular and jazz music. From her birth on May 26, 1920, to her final recording on August 26, 1995, to the New Yorker's obituary from February of 2002, this chronological record covers every moment of her professional life. Detailed entries describe recordings (both albums and songs), radio and television appearances, her work in films, and her songwriting efforts, drawing from interviews with Lee and others, nightclub and concert reviews, and a wealth of other sources. Appendices list CD releases of Lee's recordings and the songs she composed. Illustrated with many rare photographs.
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Author and Playwright Robert Strom lives in California. His books include "Miss Peggy Lee: A Career Chronicle" (McFarland 2005) and "Lady of Burlesque: The Career of Gypsy Rose Lee" (McFarland 2010). His plays include "Sleeping with Capote" and "Van Gogh and Villains: An Evening with Vincent Price". Three of his one-act plays have been produced, and a fourth was published. He has also published poetry and magazine articles.Review:
"What an absorbing book it is!" --Big Band Jump Newsletter
"Genuinely worthy portrait...labor of love." --Jazztimes
"Compiled with tender loving care...highly recommended." --InTune International
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Book Description McFarland, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0786419369