Peggy Lee


Bob Newhart Toasts His Chart-Topping 1960 Debut Album

Bob Newhart recalls: “When I was starting out (doing stand-up), in my first year I was opening for Peggy Lee at Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe. I did 18 minutes on stage and then watched her show. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I was getting laughs for 18 minutes and then I’d go to the back of the club and watch Peggy Lee do ‘Fever’ every night. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

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