Saturday, April 25, 2009
Ella Fitzgerald, the best singer who ever lived, born on this day in 1917. From a German TV recording in 1974, here's Ella with "It Don't Mean a Thing."
One more, here's Ella LIVE in Japan at age 76 with "How High the Moon."
Edward R. Murrow, born on this day in 1908, died of lung cancer at age 57. One of the greats of journalism... introducing the colossal achievement of public television station WNDT, which became WNET.
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in "Follow the Fleet" ... an astounding 3 minutes of tapping. Lots of sailors!