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The influential magician Dai Vernon, known by his peers as “The Professor,” was feted by  his contemporaries at a tribute roast in 1987.  Cabaret singer Pat Cook sung an homage to the 93-year-old magician to the tune of Cole Porter’s “You’re The Top,” but with revised lyrics by Cook. The clever Cook went on in later years to write a Broadway show and is presently the Director of  BMI ‘s Musical Theater and Jazz division. If you’re a fan of magic, you’ll get a kick out of the lyrics Cook wrote for the occasion.

Thanks to magician Michael Ammar who captured the event on film and uploaded it onto YouTube.