Peggy Lee


Five Songs You Didn’t Know Peggy Lee Wrote

“What are you going to do when you love music,” Peggy Lee once asked. “You can’t stop.” Throughout her 70-year career, Peggy Lee became one of the most influential songwriters of our time, writing more than 270 songs (complete Peggy Lee discography), recording more than 1,100 masters, and earning more than 100 chart hits…. When Lee married jazz guitarist David Barbour in 1943, she began writing songs with her first husband, including one of her first songs “What More Can a Woman Do?” in 1945, which was recorded by singer Sarah Vaughan. Lee went on to write songs “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” with Dave Grusin, “All for You” with Steve Allen, “Then Was Then (And Now Is Now)” with Cy Coleman, and “I’m Gonna Go Fishin’” with Duke Ellington. [Source: Tina Benitez-Eves, American Songwriter]

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