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Obituaries and tribute articles published in early 2002.
  1. 1946, date unknown – Look, author unknown. Peggy Lee – A Cinderella Grows Up
  2. February, 1947 – Metronome, by Leonard Feather. I'd Never Make a Critic
  3. July, 1947 – Pic, by Dick Williams. A Chirp with Cheek
  4. July 28, 1947 – Newsweek, author unknown. Sweet Peggy Lee
  5. March 29, 1948 – Life, author unknown. Busy Singer
  6. August 7, 1948 – Cue, author unknown. Story of a Songbird
  7. October, 1948 – American, by Jack Long. Wild About Peggy
  8. December, 1948 – Metronome, by George Simon. Hooray for Love!
  9. July 25, 1949 – New York Daily Mirror, by Sidney Fields. It's No Longer Cold Outside
  10. September 5, 1949 – Melody Maker (UK), by Peter Tanner. Meet the Barbours
  11. October 9, 1949 – Senior Scholastic, by Herman L. Masin. Do-Re-Lee!
  12. October, 1950 – Metronome, by B.H.. Peggy Lee Goes South of the Border
  13. November 4, 1951 – New York Herald Tribune, by Louis Berg. Life of a Canary
  14. June 16, 1952 – Time, author unknown. Singer with Instinct
  15. August 13, 1952 – Downbeat, by Hal Holly. Peggy Lee Gets Big Film Role Nixed by Doris Day
  16. October 12, 1952 – New York Post, by Sidney Skolsky. Tintyped: Peggy Lee
  17. December, 1952 – Theatre Arts, by Sigmund Spaeth. Song Stylists: The Triumph of Malady over Melody
  18. December 27, 1952 – New York World Telegram, by Muriel Fischer. Now They Call Her Actress Peggy Lee
  19. January 28, 1953 – Downbeat, by Don Freeman. Peggy Lee's Progress Shows Flair of Ferrer
  20. May 10, 1953 – New York Daily News, by Eckert Goodman. The Fargo Express
  21. 1953, date unknown – syndicated column by Earl Wilson. Farmerette Makes Hay
  22. June 13, 1954 – San Francisco Chronicle, by Ralph J. Gleason. Peggy Lee Sees Mountains When She Sings Nowadays
  23. July 14, 1954 – Downbeat, by Ralph J. Gleason. "Retire? No!" Declares Peggy Lee; Eyes Video
  24. February, 1955 – Cosmopolitan, by John Whitcomb. John Whitcomb Visits Peggy Lee
  25. April, 1955 – Redbook, Kirtley Baskette. Peggy Lee: She Can't Stop Giving
  26. June 19, 1955 – New York Times, by Helen Gould. Words, Songs and Performances by Peggy Lee
  27. October, 1955 – Record Whirl, by Mary English. Softly...With Feeling
  28. October 8, 1955 – Melody Maker (UK), by Laurie Henshaw. Peggy Lee – The Old, Old Tale
  29. November 5, 1955 – New York World Telegram, by Dick Kleiner. Peggy Lee Wants to Quit the Road
  30. November 13, 1955 – New York Times, by J. P. Shanley. Peggy Lee's One-Way Ticket from Dakota
  31. 1957, date unknown – Source and author unknown. Peggy Lee and Dewey Martin: Their Love Story
  32. March 21, 1957 – Downbeat, by John Tynan. Peggy Lee
  33. February, 1958 – McCall's, by Silvana Mangano. McCall's Visits Peggy Lee
  34. August 20, 1958 – New York Mirror, by Don Bailer. Peggy Sets a Feverish Pace
  35. October 25, 1958 – Melody Maker (UK), by Steve Race. "Fever" by Peggy Lee: Sanity in the Top Twenty
  36. April 15, 1959 – Source (New York newspaper) and author unknown. The Peggy Lee Story
  37. May 28, 1959 – Downbeat, by George Hoefer. Peggy Lee: Girl in the Middle
  38. February 24, 1960 – United Press International, author unknown. Peggy Lee Back to Acting: Set for G.E. Theater Stint
  39. March 21, 1960 – Newsweek, author unknown. As Hot as a Torch
  40. May 1, 1960 – New York Daily News, by Ben Gross. Peggy Lee Pines for Big Bands on TV
  41. May 8, 1960 – New York Daily News, by Ben Gross. Peggy Lee Says Rock -n- Roll Will Influence Music for Years
  42. June 4, 1960 – Melody Maker (UK), by Laurie Henshaw. Artistry Is the Secret of Peggy Lee's Greatness
  43. July 3, 1960 – American Weekly, by Neil Hickey. Peggy
  44. February 3, 1961 – New York Times, by Arthur Gelb. An Unrehearsed Performance
  45. February 18, 1961 – Melody Maker (UK), by Ren Grevatt. Peggy Lee: "Most Teenage Music Makes Me Sick!"
  46. April 23, 1961 – Associated Press, by Gene Handsaker. Peggy Lee's Famous Voice Promotes "Meals for Millions"
  47. July 8, 1961 – Melody Maker (UK), by Leonard Feather. Peggy Lee, Perfectionist
  48. September, 1961 – Jazz Journal (UK), by Sinclair Traill. Editorial
  49. November 26, 1961 – New York Herald Tribune, by George T. Simon. Peggy Lee: Sentimental Realist
  50. April 22, 1962 – New York Mirror, by Sidney Fields. Silk, Fire and Ice in Her Voice
  51. June 16, 1962 – Melody Maker (UK), by Lou Levy. Behind the Scenes with Ella and Peggy
  52. November 17, 1962 – New York Daily News, by Alfred T. Hendricks. Peggy Lee's Gowns Stolen
  53. November 22, 1963 – New York Post, by Joseph Wershba. Peggy's Blues
  54. May 7, 1964 – New York Times, by Robert Alden. Peggy Lee, 'Fever' and All, at Royal Box
  55. October 10, 1964 – Saturday Evening Post, by Thomas C. Wheeler. The Timeless Charm of Peggy Lee
  56. November 24, 1964 – New York Post, by Earl Wilson. Peggy Lee Stages a Comeback
  57. March 15, 1965 – Newsweek, author unknown. Red Hot Blama
  58. April 28, 1965 – Los Angeles Times, by Charles Champlin. Peggy, Benny in the Swing of It
  59. October 30, 1966 – World Journal Tribune, by Robert Salmaggi. This Gal Goes By the Book
  60. January, 1967 – Hi-Fi/Stereo Review, by Peter Reilly. Peggy Lee: The Voice of Experience
  61. October 22, 1967 – Newark Evening News, by Daphne Kraft. Singer Peggy Lee "Proves" Old Is New
  62. November 3, 1967 – Time, author unknown. Parsimonious Peggy
  63. January, 1968 – Stereo Review, by Rex Reed. Somethin' Groovy
  64. June 1, 1968 – Melody Maker (UK), by Leonard Feather. Peggy Tries Some New Wine in New Bottles
  65. July, 1968 – High Fidelity, by Gene Lees. The Consummate Artistry of Peggy Lee
  66. October 30, 1968 – Passaic Herald News, by Hal Boyle. She's No Perfectionist
  67. January 26, 1969 – New York Daily News, by Ruth Kling. The Singer's Singer
  68. February 23, 1969 – New York Daily News, by Ruth Kling. Peggy's Career an Open Book
  69. April 5, 1969 – Cue, by Eugene Boe. An Artist Tunes Up for the Waldorf
  70. April 12, 1969 – New York Post, by Bill Burrus. Peggy Lee: At Fever Pitch
  71. July 17, 1969 – Christian Science Monitor, by Amy Lee. Peggy Lee – Lyricist, Composer, and Singer
  72. January 22, 1970 – Downbeat, by Leonard Feather. TV Soundings
  73. April 18, 1970 – New York Daily News, by Ernest Leogrande. Here's Peggy
  74. April 26, 1970 – New York Times, by Judy Klemesrud. Peggy Lee Is Back on Top – Is That All There Is?
  75. June 20, 1970 – Guardian (UK), by Peter Fiddick. Big Noise from Dakota
  76. June 21, 1970 – Daily Telegraph (UK), by Peter Clayton. Unsquare Peg
  77. June 21, 1970 – London Times (UK), by Philip Oakes. On the Lee Side
  78. October 5, 1970 – Senior Scholastic, by Roy Hemming. Roy Hemming Interviews Peggy Lee
  79. May 25, 1971 – New York Daily Mirror, by Peggy Lee. Peggy Lee Spans Generation Gap
  80. October 19, 1971 – Look, by Charles Mangel. Peggy Lee: The Name Is Woman
  81. December 12, 1971 – New York Times, by John Lissner. Lady Day and Peggy Lee (excerpt)
  82. March 18, 1972 – New Yorker, author unknown. The Talk of the Town: Miss Peggy Lee
  83. March 20, 1972 – New York Post, by Alfred G. Aronowitz. Miss Peggy Lee (Part One)
  84. March 22, 1972 – New York Post, by Alfred G. Aronowitz. Miss Peggy Lee (Part Two)
  85. March 24, 1972 – New York Post, by Alfred G. Aronowitz. Miss Peggy Lee (Part Three)
  86. August 6, 1972 – Chicago Tribune, by Harriet Choice. Two Sides of a Love Affair – 'Peggy Gives and Peggy Gets'
  87. November 19, 1972 – New York Times, by A. H. Weiler. Sing a Song of Peggy Lee, Producer
  88. December 10, 1972 – Los Angeles Times, by Leonard Feather. The Pleasures and Pains of Peggy Lee
  89. March 25, 1973 – New York Daily News, by Christina Kirk. Peggy Lee Productions Presents Miss Peggy Lee in an Evening with Norma Egstrom
  90. October, 1973 – Stereo Review, by Peter Reilly. Peggy Lee and That Old Vocal Eroticism
  91. November 17, 1973 – Daily Express (UK), by Victor Davis. How I Walked Into Chapter Three of the Legend of the Perils of Peggy
  92. December 5, 1973 – Punch (UK), by David Taylor. Passing Through: Peggy Lee Talks to David Taylor
  93. June 3, 1974 – People, by Joseph Roddy. Peggy Lee's Loss Is Her Admirers' Gain
  94. July 18, 1974 – Zoo World, by Len Epand. The Generation Bridge
  95. September 24, 1974 – New York Post, by Jan Hodenfield. Miss Lee Endures
  96. September 26, 1974 – Village Voice, by Gary Giddins. Jazz-in-the-Boite: O'Day, Lee, Tormι
  97. January 19, 1975 – Chicago Tribune, by Rick Soll. Celebrations Laced with Loss Are Songs of a Languid Lady
  98. October 19, 1975 – Los Angeles Times, by Marshall Berges. Is That All There Is? A Lady of Many Moods Finds There's Much More
  99. December 2, 1975 – Christian Science Monitor, by David Sterritt. Peggy Lee: A Vocal Style that Weathered the Rock Era
  100. December 27, 1975 – Record World, by David McGee. Peggy Lee: A Consummate Artist
  101. February, 1976 – source unknown, by Gene Arceri. Inner View: Peggy Lee
  102. February 1, 1976 – San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, by Calvin Ahlgren. Miss Peggy Lee: The Legend Leaves the Mountaintop to Sing
  103. March, 1976 – Stereo Review, by Peter Reilly. Peggy Lee: Ready to Begin Again
  104. August 8, 1976 – Associated Press, by Bob Thomas. Peggy Taking U.S. Flag to Land of Rising Sun
  105. September 18, 1976 – Chicago Tribune, by Fred Orehek. Mayor Daley Hooks Chinook and 'Sings' for Peggy
  106. March 8, 1977 – Daily Express (UK), by Herbert Kretzmer. Peggy's Dancing Trees
  107. March 19, 1977 – Yorkshire Times (UK), by Reginald Brace. Peggy Lee's Serene Tempo of Life
  108. March 19, 1977 – Melody Maker (UK), by Max Jones. Purrfect Peggy
  109. February 9, 1978 – San Francisco Chronicle, by Blake Green. Singing About Romance and Disappointment
  110. February 19, 1978 – Los Angeles Times, by Leonard Feather. Peggy Lee Casts a Vote for Class
  111. February 26, 1978 – San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle, by Ezekiel Green. Happy Birthday, Mabel
  112. September 6, 1978 – The Advocate, by David Galligan. Miss Peggy Lee
  113. October 19, 1980 – San Diego Union, by Vernon Scott. Peggy Lee at 60: Old Flame Still Shines Brightly
  114. November 20, 1980 – Daily Mirror (UK), by Alan Markfield. Fever for Living
  115. March 7, 1981 – Billboard, by Dave Dexter Jr. A Whole New Ball Game Coming Up for Peggy Lee
  116. July 31, 1981 – New York Times, by John S. Wilson. Peggy Lee Sings Tonight and Maρana
  117. December 31, 1981 – Los Angeles Times, by Leonard Feather. The Many Faces of Peggy Lee
  118. September 6, 1982 – Associated Press, by Bob Young. Peggy Lee Coming to Broadway
  119. February 13, 1983 – Chicago Tribune, by Larry Kart. Like a Lily in the Mud
  120. May, 1983 – Crescendo International (UK), by Benny Golson. Variety and Its Virtues
  121. July, 1983 – Los Angeles, by Maurice Zolotow. Is That All There Is, Peggy?
  122. August 29, 1983 – Associated Press, by Jay Sharbutt. The Life and Musical of Peggy Lee
  123. January 9, 1984 – People, by J. D. Reed. Peggy Lee's Broadway Debut Was a Bust, but the Lady Has Lived Through Hard Times Before
  124. June/July, 1984 – Crescendo International (UK), by Les Tomkins. On a New Plateau of Vocal Artistry: Peggy Lee
  125. June 19, 1984 – Los Angeles Times, by Terry Atkinson. Lee's Quest for Meaning in Life, and in the Lyrics
  126. August 25, 1984 – Associated Press, by Bob Thomas. Peggy Lee Credo: Go Back to Work
  127. October, 1984 – Interview, by George Christy. Peggy Lee: Still at Fever's Pitch
  128. July 5, 1985 – Associated Press, by Mary Campbell. Starwatch: Peggy Lee
  129. July 7, 1985 – New York Newsday, by Bill Kaufman. Peggy Lee Is Back, in a Chelsea Cabaret
  130. July 9, 1985 – New York Daily News, by Phil Roura and Tom Poster. A Song in Peg's Heart
  131. May 1, 1986 – Chicago Tribune, by Ray Bennett. Peggy Lee Back to Say That's Not All There Is
  132. June 15, 1986 – New York Daily News, by Sherryl Connelly. Close Up: Miss Peggy Lee
  133. 1986, date unknown – Associated Press, by Bob Thomas. Dauntless Peggy Lee Back on the Road
  134. January 9, 1987 – San Francisco Examiner, by Carolyn Drewes. For Peggy Lee, Song Is Hardly All There Is
  135. January 9, 1987 – Oakland Tribune, by Robert Taylor. Classic Singer Peggy Lee Goes for Cozy Feeling in Stage Show
  136. January 16, 1987 – San Francisco Sentinel, by Robert Julian. Miss Peggy Lee: Weaving the Art of Legend
  137. January 17, 1987 – Oakland Daily Review, by Curt Morgan. The Pure Joy of Peggy Lee
  138. April 3, 1987 – Washington Times, by Lou Fournier. 'Fever' Still Burning After Lee's Comeback
  139. April 6, 1987 – Washington Post, by Joseph McLellan. On With the Show
  140. May, 1987 – Science of Mind Magazine, by Elaine St. Johns. A Presence in My Life: Recollections by Peggy Lee
  141. January 31, 1988 – New York Times, by Stephen Holden. Peggy Lee at 67: Still in the Swingtime of Her Life
  142. January 31, 1988 – New York Newsday, by Stuart Troup. New Songs in the Classic Lee Style
  143. February, 1988 – Where / New York, by Peggy Lee. My Manhattan
  144. February 2, 1988 – New York Daily News, by Patricia O'Haire. The Woman In White
  145. February 2, 1988 – New York Post, by Stephen M. Silverman. She's Got the Fever
  146. February 9, 1988 – Village Voice, by Michael Musto. La Dolce Musto
  147. July/August, 1988 – Discoveries, by Gino Falzarano. Thirty Years of Fever
  148. October 22, 1988 – London Times (UK), by Frances Dickerson and Caz Gorham. Good Echoes of Bygone Sounds
  149. November 17, 1988 – New York Times, by Glenn Collins. Peggy Lee Is Suing Disney
  150. January 31, 1989 – New York Post, by Bob Harrington. Profile in Courage
  151. February 7, 1989 – New York Daily News, by Patrick Pacheco. Like a Statue Rising Above the Ruins
  152. February 13, 1989 – New York Observer, by Rex Reed. On the Town with Rex Reed
  153. February 22, 1989 – Seven Days, by Neal Karlen. Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Peggy Lee
  154. April 20, 1989 – San Francisco Sentinel, by Harold Niesen. Miss Peggy Lee Still Dazzles
  155. January 7, 1990 – Daily Mail (UK), by Victor Davis. Peggy to Sit It Out on Tour
  156. March 6, 1990 – New York Daily News, by Harry Haun. Peggy Springs Eternal-Lee
  157. March 13, 1990 – New York Times, by Susan Heller Anderson. Peggy Lee Wins Top ASCAP Award
  158. June, 1990 – Pulse, by Eliot Tiegel. Great Comebacks
  159. June, 1990 – Downbeat, by Eliot Tiegel. Riffs – Peggy Lee
  160. December, 1990 – Interview, Linda Ekblad. Peggy Lee: Christmas Fever
  161. February 19, 1991 – Los Angeles Times, by Sharon Bernstein. The Lady and the Lawsuit
  162. April 8, 1991 – People, author unknown. No Pussycat in Court, Peggy Lee Nips Disney for $3.8 Million
  163. April 17, 1991 – Los Angeles Times, author unknown. Disney Owes Peggy Lee $2.3 Million, Judge Rules
  164. July 29-30, 1992 – New York Post, by Cindy Adams. Excerpts from Cindy Adams' columns
  165. July 31, 1992 – New York Daily News, by Howard Kissel. A 'Fever'-Pitch Comeback
  166. August 7, 1992 – New York Daily News, by Glen Plaskin. Lee's Triumph of Spirit
  167. August 18, 1992 – Village Voice, by Gary Giddins. Always True in Her Fashion
  168. September 6, 1992 – QW, by Nora Burns. Is That All There Is to an Interview?
  169. September 14, 1992 – Associated Press, by Mary Campbell. Peggy Lee Is Still Doing Right by Her Audiences
  170. February 14, 1993 – Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Rebecca Freligh. A Peggy Lee Valentine
  171. February 14, 1993 – Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Rebecca Freligh. Peggy Lee Still Rates 'Miss Standing Ovation'
  172. July 25, 1993 – Chicago Tribune, by Howard Reich. Musical Majesty
  173. July 25, 1993 – San Francisco Chronicle, by Lee Hildebrand. At 73, Peggy Lee Still Having a Good Day
  174. May 11, 1994 – Los Angeles Times, by Jeannine Stein. 'S Wonderful: Society of Singers and Friends Galore Salute Jazzy Peggy Lee
  175. July, 1995 – Pulse, by Will Friedwald. Peggy Lee: Doin' Right – Her Way
  176. October, 1995 – Attitude (UK), by Matthew Linfoot. She Gave Us Fever
  177. September, 1997 – Interview, by Ray Rogers. The Goddess of Pop
  178. January, 1998 – Today's Seniors (Canada), by Joe Bleeden. Career Girl
  179. May 1, 1998 – Washington City Paper, by Joel E. Siegel. Peerless-Lee
  180. January/February, 1999 – Modern Maturity, by Mary Cleere Haran. How Peggy Lee Changed My Life
  181. September 18, 2000 – Investors Business Daily, by John Berlau. Singer-Songwriter Peggy Lee
Obituaries and tribute articles published in early 2002.