Here are 10 things you should know about the great Irving Berlin, born 132 years ago today. The great Jerome Kern once said of Berlin, “Irving Berlin has no place in American music—he is American music,” and we couldn’t agree more. Perhaps no songwriter’s works are heard more often on Cladrite Radio.
We’re featuring Berlin’s music, as performed by a variety of artists, all day today on Cladrite Radio. Why not tune in right now?
Today marks the 128th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Cole Porter. The Peru, Indiana, native was a remarkably talented songwriter—one of the true greats—even if he didn’t resemble Cary Grant even a little bit.
To celebrate the occasion, we are featuring Porter’s songs, as performed by a wide variety of artists, over the next 24 hours. Why not tune in right now?
The wonderful Jo Stafford was born 100 years ago today in Coalinga, California, and left us just nine years ago (it seems like only yesterday).
She was blessed with one of the purest, loveliest voices of her era. She began performing at age 12 and continued to perform and record until 1975, after which she devoted herself to family and charitable work.
Happy birthday, Ms. Stafford, wherever you may be!