Peggy Lee was a sophisticated stage persona created by a humble farmer’s daughter from Jamestown, North Dakota, whose real name was Norma Deloris Egstrom. She rose to fame at the height of the big band era, serving her apprenticeship with the “King Of Swing”, Benny Goodman, before establishing herself as one of the pre-eminent female singers of the post-war age. Realising that versatility could help maintain the public’s interest in her, she navigated many different musical paths, from jazz, blues and swing to Latin, pop, soul and even, in her later years, soft-rock. The best Peggy Lee songs reveal what a versatile singer she was.
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