BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for a Pair of Immortals from the Golden Age of American Popular Song: Composer JIMMY McHUGH and Lyricist MITCHELLPARRISH. Other Birthdays Include BILLHALEY, The Drummer in the Band RINGOSTARR, The Clown Prince of Jive Himself LOUISJORDAN, The Original Honeydripper JOELIGGINS, Electric Guitar Pioneer TINYGRIMES, The Once and Future Duke of Earl GENECHANDLER and That Angel of Song DELLAREESE.
Tonight’s program honors American Independence Day and the important role played by the French Marquis de Lafayette, who loved the ideals of the young nation so much that he came to the US, lead American troups against the British, was wounded andgenerously gave of his fortune to clothe and arm the Continental troops. He persuaded the French king to send money, troops and gunboats to the American patriots. Tonight’s music is a mixture of old and new French songs.