WEMP-FM, Wisconsin, will present a 24 hour Sinatra salute marathon to mark centennial of birth of FRANK SINATRA. On December 12, the Sinatra birthday.
Station manager Mark Heller is buddies with Hal Blaine, the drummer on Something Stupid and a couple of Frank's 1966-68 works (Summer Wind)....anyhow, he told Nancy Sinatra, that WEMP radio will do a tribute to her father...and she contacted the station. Hal got the entire library for WEMP, from Sinatra Enterprises, on CD...for the 24 hour tribute hosted by Sinatra buff R. Alan Campbell, radio announcer and web blogger.
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) American jazz and traditional pop singer was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey to Italian immigrants, he began his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. He found success as a solo artist after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". He released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. You Tube Channel | Wikipedia Bio | Sinatra.com
VIDEO: Twenty-one-year-old Anna Maria Alberghetti performs the song Come Back To Sorrento (Torna a Surriento) in 1957.
Michael Steven Bublé (/ˈbuːbleɪ/; born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor.
Matt Dennis (February 11, 1914 – June 21, 2002) was an American singer, pianist, band leader, arranger, and composer
Bob Hope passed in 2003 at age 100. Dolores died in 2011 at the age of 102. “Hope: Entertainer of the Century,” by Richard Zoglin, available at Amazon...
Edwin Jack "Eddie" Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) was an American entertainer. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show.
WFIL The Magic Lady 6pm daily. He attended Simon Gratz High School in north Philadelphia. He also appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, a popular radio show which moved to television.
Tormé was born in Chicago, Illinois to immigrant Russian Jewish parents whose name had been Torma. A child prodigy, he first sang professionally at 4 with the Coon-Sanders Orchestra, singing "You're Driving Me Crazy," at Chicago's Blackhawk restaurant. Between 1933 and 1941, he acted in the network radio serials The Romance of Helen Trent and Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. He wrote his first song at 13 and three years later, his first published song, "Lament to Love," became a hit recording for Harry James. He played drums in Chicago's Shakespeare Elementary School drum and bugle corps in his early teens. While a teenager, he sang, arranged, and played drums in a band led by Chico Marx of the Marx Brothers. His formal education ended in 1944, with his graduation from Chicago's Hyde Park High School.
Johnny Mann (August 30, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American arranger, composer, conductor, entertainer, and recording artist.
NYTimes Obit | Wikipedia Jerry Vale (born Genaro Louis Vitaliano; July 8, 1930 – May 18, 2014) was an American singer and actor.
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She also appeared in Bob Hope's 1956 "Chevy Show" (filmed during his USO show in Alaska), American Bandstand, Maverick, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Jack Benny Show. She portrayed the stewardess Janet Turner in the film, Zero Hour!, which became the basis for the disaster spoof, Airplane!
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia inducted Peggy King into their Hall of Fame in 2010.---Wikipedia is supported by this blog
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Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress, and television personality.
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She plays ukulele and he plays guitar in the two-minute video of the 1947 jazz song.
Deschanel calls her “(500) Days of Summer” co-star “simply the best” in a note accompanying the video.
The two actors don’t reveal their New Year’s Eve plans in the clip, but they will be celebrating together in 2012. Both are nominated for Golden Globe Awards: she for actress in a TV comedy for “New Girl,” and he for his lead role in the film “50/50.