Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Whiteman, born 129 years ago today. Known as the King of Jazz during his heyday, Whiteman isn’t afforded that level of respect by many today, but his influence is undeniable. His music may have leaned to the pop side, but in that era, jazz was dance music, so it was pop, in a sense, and Whiteman helped to bring the new sounds to a wider audience.
Here are 10 things you should know about Ozzie Nelson, born 113 years ago today. Nelson, who achieved success in recordings, radio, movies and television, wore many hats: singer, saxophonist, orchestra leader, actor, director, writer and producer.
Here are 10 things you should know about the wonderful Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart, who today celebrates her 102nd birthday! Many happy returns of the day, Dame Vera!
We’ll be featuring Dame Vera’s lovely music all day today, so be sure to tune in!
Here are 10 things you should know about Lawrence Tierney, born 100 years ago today. Few actors known for playing bad guys lived as hard offscreen as on-, but Tierney was a genuine tough guy and had the arrest record to show for it.
Here are 10 things you should know about the delightful Louise Beavers, born 117 years ago today. Beavers made the most of the extremely limited opportunities Hollywood offered African-American performers in her day.