Twins Stella and Ella Interpret “Silent Night”
Florence Henderson Sings “That Old Black Magic” on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976)
“Christmas Melody”: The Evolution of a Song
It began with an idea: for many years, I had wanted to create a song inspired by The Carpenters’ Merry Christmas, Darling—one of the all-time great holiday classics that was written by Richard Carpenter and Frank Pooler and recorded in 1970
Willie Nelson on How to Make a Great Record
Which Famous Celebs Like to Gamble?
Joan Crawford’s 1968 Drunken Airport Interview: “I’m a Shtrong Dame”
“Where did you find her, Miss Crawford?” the interviewer asks of Carol, the terrified six-year-old placed on Joan’s lap as a prop—sort of like the crumpled flowers. One feels for the bewildered child, whom Joan now asphyxiates in the fetid brew of her alcohol- perfume- and cigarette-drenched plane ride. “Oh, I just always pick up children,” the star replies without a hint of irony, clearly unaware that George Cukor is not, in fact, the man behind the camera and that it is no longer 1940.
Remembering the “Record Store”
In today’s digital era, where songs have become “tracks,” we have access to most everything but we all program our playlists in isolation.
The Time Leslie Uggams Forgot the Words to “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” on Live TV
Here we have a clip of show business legend Leslie Uggams struggling through Rogers & Hammerstein’s “June is Bustin’ Out All Over,” a video that was being traded by gay collectors and folks in the Broadway community (redundant?) years before anyone thought up YouTube.