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Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee why DON'T you do right!
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Added: 23rd November 2007
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Posted by: Marty6697 on 2007-11-23 
Awesome Very Good!! Love it Benny kickin it Big Band Good music Who singing? Shes Wonderful!
Posted by: Cliffy on 2007-11-23 
That IS Peggy Lee singing. She was born Norma Egstrom on May 26, 1920, in Jamestown, N.D.

Her mother died when she was 4, and she was abused by a stepmother. She said the experience turned out to be good for her, because I learned independence.

She decided to become a singer at age 14, when she would earn 50 cents a night at gigs for local PTAs. A few years later she traveled to Fargo where she sang on a local radio station. The WDAY program director suggested a name change, and she became Peggy Lee.

Lee eventually arrived in Hollywood with $18 in her pocketbook, supporting herself as a waitress and between nightclub jobs.

Goodman, then the King of Swing, hired her to sing with his band after hearing her while she was performing at a Chicago hotel.

A string of hits, notably Why Don't You Do Right?, made her a star. Then she fell in love with Goodman's guitarist, Dave Barbour, and withdrew from the music world to be his wife and raise their daughter, Nicki. But she returned to singing when the marriage fell apart.
Posted by: Sophia on 2007-11-23 
Peggy Lee was such a talented singer, unfortunately she had many health problems while she was still very active in her career. In the early part of 1985 she underwent four angioplasties, after which she continued her singing tour. In October of 1985, she underwent double-bypass heart surgery, and was back on stage the following April. Then in 1998, she suffered a stroke which impaired her speech, and needed therapy to recover. Her heart problems finally caught up with her in January of 2002, when at 81, she died from a heart attack at her home.
Posted by: Freckles on 2007-11-24 
Peggy Lee was very noteworthy to other musicians, I remember a Paul McCartney interview and he mentioned her. Before that interview I hadn't heard of her but glad I did!
Posted by: Waynejr on 2007-11-24 
Think this is from the Stage Door Canteen movie. I have this song on my MP3 player.Great song!
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