Peggy Lee

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Peggy Lee

American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress in a career spanning six decades add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1920.

Countries: United States (81%), France (5%), United Kingdom (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford

Linked to: Capitol Records, Decca Records, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Beatles

 

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Peggy Lee was born in 1920 add something


1936

Billy Hill (songwriter) - Hill's most popular song was "The Glory of Love", recorded by Benny Goodman in 1936, Count Basie in 1937, Peggy Lee in 1959, Dean Martin in 1966, Tom Rush in 1968, Eddy Arnold in 1969, Wizz Jones in 1970, Otis Redding, The Five Keys, and Bette Midler for the film "Beaches"


1940

Capitol Records - The label's other 1940's artists included Les Baxter, Les Paul, Peggy Lee, Stan_Kenton, Les Brown, western swing artists Tex Williams, Merle Travis and Wesley Tuttle, Benny Goodman and Nat King Cole


1941

Her first published song was in 1941, "Little Fool" add something

 

She joined his band in 1941 and stayed for two years add something


1943

She sang with Goodman's orchestra in two 1943 films, "Stage Door Canteen" and "The Powers Girl" add something

 

In March 1943 Lee married Dave Barbour, a guitarist in Goodman's band add something

 

Benny Goodman - Goodman with his band and singer, Peggy Lee, in the film Stage Door Canteen“In 1953 Goodman re-formed his classic band for an expensive tour with Louis_Armstrong’s All Stars that turned into a famous disaster.

 

Louie Bellson - In 1943, he performed with the Benny Goodman band and Peggy Lee in "The Powers Girl", the first of his many film appearances


1947

But she drifted back to songwriting and occasional recording sessions for the fledgling Capitol Records in 1947, for whom she produced a long string of hits, many of them with lyrics and music by Lee and Barbour, including "I Don't Know Enough About You" and "It's a Good Day" add something


1948

In 1948 Lee joined Perry Como and Jo Stafford as a rotating host of the NBC Radio musical program "Chesterfield Supper Club" add something

 

"Mañana " was no.1 for 9 weeks on the Billboard singles chart in 1948, from the week of March 13 to May 8 add something

 

Joe Shulman - He worked with Peggy Lee from 1948-50 and with Lester Young in 1950; he did a recording session with Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington that year

 

Jo Stafford - In 1948, she restricted her appearances on the show to Tuesdays, and Peggy Lee hosted the Thursday broadcasts


1950

She left Capitol for a few years in the early 1950s, but returned in 1953 add something

 

Jimmy Rowles - In the 1950s and 1960s, he frequently played behind Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee, and in the 1980s he succeeded Paul Smith as Ella Fitzgerald's accompanist


1952

In 1952 Lee played opposite Danny Thomas in a remake of the early Al Jolson film, "The Jazz Singer" add something

 

Leonard B. Stern - He was a writer for the 1952 Danny Thomas and Peggy Lee version of "The Jazz Singer" and several Abbott and Costello films, among others


1953

Brad Dexter - From January to November 1953 he had a brief and stormy marriage with singer Peggy Lee which ended in divorce


 

In 1955 she played an alcoholic blues singer in "Pete Kelly's Blues", for which she received an Academy awards nomination add something

 

Sonny Burke - In 1955 he wrote, along with Peggy Lee, the songs to Disney's "Lady and the Tramp"


1956

Otis Blackwell - His first successes came in 1956 when Little Willie John's R&B hit with the sultry "Fever" was an even bigger pop success for Peggy Lee


1957

From 1957 until her final disc for the company in 1972, she produced a steady stream of two or three albums per year which usually included standards , her own compositions, and material from young artists add something

 

In 1957 Lee guest starred on the short-lived ABC variety program, "The Guy Mitchell Show" add something


1960

Fly Me to the Moon - In 1960 Peggy Lee recorded the song made it more popular when she performed it in front of a large television audience on The Ed Sullivan Show

 

Harry Reser - In 1960 he appeared with Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee and Buster Keaton in "A 70th Birthday Salute to Paul Whiteman" on TV's "The Revlon Revue"


1961

Mike Melvoin - After moving to Los Angeles in 1961, he played with Frank Rosolino, Leroy Vinnegar, Gerald Wilson, Paul Horn, Terry Gibbs, Joe Williams, Peggy Lee and others


1963

Fly Me to the Moon - As the song's popularity increased, it became better known as "Fly Me To The Moon" and in 1963 Peggy Lee convinced Bart Howard to make the name change official


1964

Salena Jones - In 1964, Down Beat jazz critic Leonard Feather chose Salena Jones as one of the female vocalists of the year, alongside Peggy Lee, Ella_Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson


 

Lee was nominated for 12 Grammy awards, winning Best Contemporary Vocal Performance for her 1969 hit "Is That All There Is-" In 1995 she was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award add something

 

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller - Their best known song from this period is "Is That All There Is-" recorded by Peggy Lee in 1969 and earning her a Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy


1970

Max Bennett (musician) - There he played regularly at the Lighthouse Cafe with his own ensemble, and played behind such vocalists as Peggy Lee, Ella_Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez through the 1970s


1971

Rider on the Rain - The American singer-songwriter Peggy Lee wrote English lyrics for the song, and recorded it on her 1971 album "Make It With You" as "Passenger in the Rain"


1972

Junior Byles - At the end of 1972, Byles had his biggest hit to date, with a cover version of Peggy Lee's "Fever", with a dubby rhythm produced by Perry.


1975

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller - In 1975, they recorded "Mirrors", an album of art songs with Peggy Lee. A remixed and expanded version of the album was released in 2005 as "://www


1976

Lena Horne - In the 1976 program "America Salutes Richard Rodgers", she sang a lengthy medley of Rodgers songs with Peggy Lee and Vic Damone


1978

Charles of the Ritz - In 1978, Ritz introduced a new women's fragrance, Enjoli, designed as "the eight hour perfume for the 24-hour woman"; the commercial's theme song was a remake of Peggy Lee's 1963 hit song "I'm A Woman"


1982

Amanda Lear - Another non-album single followed in early 1982, a synthpop take on Peggy Lee's 1958 pop classic "Fever"


1987

Ella Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald is referred to on the 1987 song "Ella, elle l'a" by French singer France Gall and the Belgian singer Kate Ryan, the 1976 Stevie Wonder hit "Sir Duke" from his album Songs in the Key of Life, and the song "I Love Being Here With You", written by Peggy Lee and Bill Schluger.


1990

In the early 1990s she retained famed entertainment attorney Neil Papiano to sue Disney for royalties on "Lady and the Tramp" add something

 

Lee continued to perform into the 1990s, sometimes in a wheelchair add something


1999

In 1999 Lee was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame add something

 

In 1999 she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame add something


2000

Rex Reed - In February 2000, Reed was arrested for shoplifting after leaving a Tower Records, in Manhattan, with CDs by Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee, and Carmen McRae in his jacket pockets


 

She was not featured in the memorial tribute during the 2002 Academy awards ceremony add something


Peggy Lee died in 2002 add something


2003

Junior Byles - Katz, David , "Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae", Bloomsbury, At the end of 1972, Byles had his biggest hit to date, with a cover version of Peggy Lee's "Fever", with a dubby rhythm produced by Perry


2004

In 2004 Barone brought the event to a sold-out Hollywood Bowl, and to Chicago's Ravinia Festival, with expanded casts including Maureen McGovern, Jack Jones and Bea Arthur add something

 

Petula Clark - In 2004, she toured Australia and New Zealand, appeared at the Hilton in Atlantic City, New Jersey, New Jersey, the Hummingbird Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Humphrey's in San Diego and the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, and participated in a multi-performer tribute to the late Peggy Lee at the Hollywood Bowl


2012

Gwyneth Herbert - In 2012, Herbert joined forces with members of the Buck Clayton Legacy Band to explore, in a series of concerts and talks, the jazz repertoire of Peggy Lee


2014

Her daughter Nicki died 13 years after her, on November 14, 2014 add something