Monday, 29 February 2016

I know a whoopee spot



One tends to feel a bit sorry for those who were born on 29th February. To only have a birthday only every four years must be very annoying. Needless to say, the very fact that a leap year only happens at intervals also means there aren't many famous names born on this date: Gioacchino Rossini, Jimmy Dorsey and Joss Ackland among them.

So, it is to yesterday's crop of birthdays we turn on this Tacky Music Monday for our pick-me-up; as we face the depressing prospect of another week in the office. Among a plethora of "names" that included Nijinsky, Zero Mostel, Vincente Minnelli, Stephen Spender, Harry H Corbett, Jeanne Mas, Stephanie Beacham, Tommy Tune and Cindy Wilson of the B52s, Miss Bernadette Peters celebrated her 68th yesterday! Gulp.

Here she is, in her very best "boop-boop-i-doop" mode, and a marvellous rendition of All That Jazz:



Start the car
I know a whoopee spot
Where the gin is cold
But the piano's hot!

It's just a noisy hall
Where there's a nightly brawl
And all that jazz!


Indeed.

Have a good week, dearies...

Bernadette Peters (born Bernadette Lazzara, 28th February 1948)

6 comments:

  1. Aw I love the B-52's. Cindy is so sweet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Did they ever sing with Bernadette Peters? Jx

      Delete
  2. I wish her albums Bernadette and Now Playing were available in their entirety.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Only vinyl versions... Jx

      Delete
    2. know that sucks. the whole first side of Now Playing could have been singles. 'Whole first side'... gee I'm old.

      Delete

Please leave a message - I value your comments!