For example, Ella at the Opera House shows a typical Jazz at the Philharmonic set, Ella in Rome and Twelve Nights in Hollywood show off her vocal jazz canon. Ella in Berlin is still one of her best selling albums and includes the Grammy-winning performance of "Mack the Knife". In this recording, Ella forgot the lyrics, but she improvised magnificently in their place. In 1963 Verve Records was sold to MGM for $3 million and in 1967 MGM did not renew Fitzgerald 's contract. For the next five years she moved between the Atlantic, Capitol and Reprise companies.
Soon after Bonnie’s father had died Bonnie had decided she wanted to be a famous actress and be on broadway. Only at the age of four Bonnie Parker had done pageants ,she had been very good at her pageants but in public had lied to judges so she sounded better than the other little girls. Also in Bonnie’s school days she had wrote poetry. As Bonnie had gotten older she had fallen in love with a boy named Roy thornton, and on
Her breasts became known as Doda 's "twin 44s" and "the new Twin Peaks of San Francisco. Doda said she was never married. While very young, she gave birth to two children with whom she had little contact: daughter Donna Smith Terzian, who predeceased her, and son Tom Smith. Doda used to sing at Tupelo in North Beach. Friends are planning a private memorial to be held there sometime in the next few weeks.
Perry was brought up in a Christian home, and listened to nothing but Christian music growing up. She has been married once, to Russell Brand, but it lasted only fourteen months. Before she broke as a big singer, she tried to make it as a religious act, releasing only one album, "Katy Hudson", that did not do very well. It did, however, get good reviews from the critics, but sold only 200 copies. She completed her GED in her freshman year of high school
The Pineywood Country Life School started by Dr. Laurence C. Jones gave opportunity to girls and boys who were were socioeconomically disadvantaged. It was Jones’ vision to create the band which could help fundraise the schools economic needs. The school is now the largest African-American boarding school. According to Cathy Hughes, Dr. Jones’s granddaughter, Dr. Jones’ sister was a music teacher who taught Coleman Hawkins how to play. Although the band she played in was established long before the 1940’s this is the time that they were noticed and became “popular”.
My name is Ethel Waters. I was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896 as a result of the rape of my teenaged mother, Louise Anderson; she was 13 years at that time. My father John Waters is a pianist and family acquaintance from a mixed-race middle-class background, but he played no role in raising me. I was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. I frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although I began my career in the 1920s singing blues.
However there is no information about her mother, except for a death date and location; Jane Beers died in Santa Barbara, CA in 1958. Martha had three siblings, Mary, Georgia and a younger brother who died of scarlet fever before his second birthday. Martha was the oldest of all the kids, definitely pressuring her to be the good influence. Growing up Martha was surrounded by the arts. Her father frequently played the piano and her nurse ,Elizabeth Pendergrass, would set up plays for the children to act out while she was watching them.
Sarah Childress was born near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on September 4 1803. She was born at a time when few girls went to school; But Sarah was given the rare gift of an education. That gift would pay off after she married James K Polk. Sarah and James had no children, so Sarah worked behind the scenes to help his husband achieve success. In 1845, James became the 11th president of the United States and Sarah become America 's first
Growing up in El Cerrito until I was five, I admired my starving artist family composed of a painting mother and guitar teacher father. Going to church every Sunday, and watching Saturday cartoons with my siblings piled on the floor established a nice grounded family affection. Once I moved to Benicia in first grade, the dynamics seemed to change and by third grade my parents got divorced. We stopped going to church since we didn 't
She realizes that if he left her and left her to lament and mourn, then he shouldn’t be able to be happy either. She says in the poem, “May on himself depend all his world’s joy. Be he outlawed in a strange folk-land.” (lines 45-47) This shows that she wants him to have some joy because she will always love him, but she also wants him to mourn and be unhappy like he left