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Georgia Gibbs
Georgia Gibbs
Georgia Gibbs
(August 17, 1919[1] – December 9, 2006) was an American popular singer and vocal entertainer rooted in jazz. Already singing publicly in her early teens, Gibbs first achieved acclaim (and notoriety) in the mid-1950s interpreting songs originating with the black rhythm and blues community and later as a featured vocalist on a long list of radio and television variety and comedy programs
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester
Worcester
(/ˈwʊstər/ WUUS-tər, locally [ˈwʊstə] ( listen))[3] is a city and the county seat of Worcester
Worcester
County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045,[4] making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston.[5] Worcester
Worcester
is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north of Providence
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Four Star Revue
Four Star Revue
Four Star Revue
(also known as All Star Revue and All Star Summer Revue) was an American variety/comedy program that aired on NBC
NBC
from October 4, 1950,[1] to December 26, 1953.[2] The series originally starred four celebrities, Ed Wynn, Danny Thomas, Jack Carson, and Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
(hence the name Four Star Revue), alternating as hosts of the program every week. Other stars would join the show beginning with its second season, causing the title to change to All Star Revue. Some of the other stars to pass through during the second season were Bob Hope, Spike Jones
Spike Jones
and Helen Grayco, and Paul Winchell. As the series progressed, several permanent hosts were added to replace the original four
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Jimmy Durante
James Francis Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language-butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and prominent nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. He often referred to his nose as the Schnozzola (from the Yiddish slang word "Schnoz" [big nose]), and the word became his nickname.Contents1 Early life1.1 Childhood 1.2 Early career2 Stardom 3 Radio 4 Television 5 Marriages 6 Charitable work 7 Politics 8 Later years 9 Animation 10 Filmography 11 Discography 12 References 13 External linksEarly life[edit] Childhood[edit] Durante was born on the Lower East Side
Lower East Side
of New York City
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Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Garry Moore
(January 31, 1915 – November 28, 1993) was an American entertainer, comedic personality, game show host, and humorist best known for his work in television. He began a long career with the CBS network on radio in the 1940s and was a television host on several variety and game shows from the 1950s through the 1970s. After dropping out of high school, Moore found success as a radio host and then moved on to the television industry. He was host to several daytime and prime time programs titled The Garry Moore
Garry Moore
Show, and the game shows I've Got a Secret
I've Got a Secret
and To Tell the Truth. He was instrumental in furthering the career of comedic actress Carol Burnett
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Hit Single
A hit song, also known as a hit record or hit single, is a recorded song or instrumental that becomes broadly popular or well-known. Although hit song means any widely played or big-selling song, the specific term hit record usually refers to a single that has appeared in an official music chart through repeated radio airplay or significant commercial sales.[1] Historically, before the dominance of recorded music, commercial sheet music sales of individual songs were similarly promoted and tracked as singles and albums are now. For example, in 2018, Edward B
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Record Label
A record label or record company is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or "A&R"); and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers
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Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(born David Daniel Kaminsky; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian and musician. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes and rapid-fire novelty songs. Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably Wonder Man (1945), The Kid from Brooklyn
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Sid Caesar
Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer, best known for two pioneering 1950s live television series: Your Show of Shows, which was a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people, and its successor, Caesar's Hour, both of which influenced later generations of comedians.[1] Your Show of Shows
Your Show of Shows
and its cast received seven Emmy nominations between the years 1953 and 1954 and tallied two wins. He also acted in movies; he played Coach Calhoun in Grease (1978) and its sequel Grease 2
Grease 2
(1982) and appeared in the films It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Silent Movie
Silent Movie
(1976), History of the World, Part I (1981), and Cannonball Run II
Cannonball Run II
(1984). Caesar was considered a "sketch comic" and actor, as opposed to a stand-up comedian
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Time (magazine)
Time
Time
is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and originally run by Henry Luce. A European edition ( Time
Time
Europe, formerly known as Time Atlantic) is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition ( Time
Time
Asia) is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. In December 2008, Time
Time
discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition.[2] Time
Time
has the world's largest circulation for a weekly news magazine. The print edition has a readership of 26 million, 20 million of whom are based in the United States
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Patti Page
Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her stage name Patti Page, was an American singer of pop and country music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s,[1] selling over 100 million records during a six-decade long career.[2] She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". New York WNEW disc-jockey William B. Williams introduced her as "A Page in my life called Patti". Page signed with Mercury Records
Mercury Records
in 1947, and became their first successful female artist, starting with 1948's "Confess"
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Peggy Lee
Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer
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Mercury Records
Mercury Records
Mercury Records
is an American-based record label owned by Universal Music Group
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Brunswick Records
Brunswick Records
Brunswick Records
is an American record label founded in 1916.Contents1 History1.1 From 1916 1.2 1920s 1.3 1930s 1.4 Since 1939 1.5 Rhythm and blues2 Ownership 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] From 1916[edit] Records under the Brunswick label were first produced by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, a company based in Dubuque, Iowa which had been manufacturing products ranging from pianos to sporting equipment since 1845. The company first began producing phonographs in 1916, then began marketing their own line of records as an after-thought
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Ballad
A ballad /ˈbæləd/ is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music. Ballads derive from the medieval French chanson balladée or ballade, which were originally "danced songs''. Ballads were particularly characteristic of the popular poetry and song of the British Isles from the later medieval period until the 19th century. They were widely used across Europe, and later in Australia, North Africa, North America
North America
and South America. Ballads are often 13 lines with an ABABBCBC form, consisting of couplets (two lines) of rhymed verse, each of 14 syllables. Another common form is ABAB or ABCB repeated, in alternating 8 and 6 syllable lines. Many ballads were written and sold as single sheet broadsides. The form was often used by poets and composers from the 18th century onwards to produce lyrical ballads
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Tango Music
Tango
Tango
is a style of music in 2 4 or 4 4 time that originated among European immigrant populations of Argentina
Argentina
(collectively, the "Rioplatenses").[1] It is traditionally played on a solo guitar, guitar duo, or an ensemble, known as the orquesta típica, which includes at least two violins, flute, piano, double bass, and at least two bandoneóns. Sometimes guitars and a clarinet join the ensemble. Tango
Tango
may be purely instrumental or may include a vocalist. Tango
Tango
music and dance have become popular throughout the world.Contents1 Origins 2 Argentine roots of Tango 3 1920s and 1930s, Carlos Gardel 4 Golden Age 5 Tango
Tango
nuevo 6 Neotango 7 New tango songs 8 Musical impact and classical interpreters 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksOrigins[edit]Early bandoneón, constructed ca
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