Apologies to those of you who have been awaiting the fourth installment from my Jazz Journal collection, but here it is at last. Today's post features the cover star from the September 1961 edition, Peggy Lee. Peggy Lee was born in 1920 and was an American jazz singer and composer, as well as an established actress. Her breakthrough was 1943's Why Don't You Do Right? which recorded sales in excess of one million and set her on the path to fame. Her film roles included The Jazz Singer and Lady and the Tramp, neither of which need any introduction. Peggy died in 2002 and is buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles. Never heard Peggy? Then check out the MP3 samples below.
Jazz Journal, September 1961, cover star Peggy Lee
Jazz Journal, September 1961, Vogue Jazz advertisement
Jazz Journal September 1961, Pye advertisement
Peggy Lee on amazon.co.uk ...