Gordon Lightfoot at the peak of his long career.
For those Cervantes fans who can’t help but tilt at windmills.
You know who you are.
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Dick Van Dyke and the eloquent Sharon Lerit from the Broadway stage production of Bye Bye Birdie dance up a storm.
Van Dyke learned years later that the producers had wanted to fire him out of town, but Gower Champion had fought hard to keep him. Van Dyke and the show made it to New York and hit it big.
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Jean Simmons’ wonderful turn as the Salvation Army worker who just had her first drink in Frank Loesser’s Guys And Dolls. And, of course, Marlon Brando, in one of the oddest casting decisions for a movie musical, as the leading man, gambler Sky Masterson.
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Monday morning while sourpuss Bob was telling his Babe that It Ain’t Me, the sunnier Sonny and Cher were singing reciprocally to their Babes that I Got You.
Here are Sonny and Cher long after they were professionally—or privately—a couple, singing their signature song. (I like the way Cher pretends she’s forgotten the words—after all she must have sung it literally thousands of times—as if she’s way beyond that now.)
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As summer winds down on Monday, a voice behind you pleads, Stay…just a little bit longer.
Maurice WIlliams, who wrote the song at age fifteen and sings lead on the shortest #1 pop song on record, said in an interview that they deliberately kept the song short so that it would get more radio play. They figured that the DJs would use it as a sign off before a commercial break if it was short enough. They were right.
That’s Henry “Shane” Gaston on the falsetto.
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Was there anyone cooler than Louis Jordan? Wild singer, saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader who also had dance moves of elegance and wit to compare with Fred Astaire. Monday morning, the call goes out to “Caldonia.”
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