Peggy Lee


Letter to the editor

by Thomas W. Evans
Chicago Sun-Times, January 25, 2002

A sad item in the news brought back high school days, staying up later than I probably should have listening to Dave Garroway playing classic jazz records on late-night radio. The show always closed around midnight with Peggy Lee seductively intoning Alec Wilder’s lyrics in celebration of youth: ”Songs are made to sing, while we’re young. Every day is spring, while we’re young.” It was time to turn out the light.

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