Peggy Lee


The Incomparable Miss Peggy Lee

The incomparable Peggy Lee (1920-2002), American pop and jazz singer, composer, and actress, was born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota. The grandchild of Swedish and Norwegian immigrants, her depression-era childhood was brutal: The sixth of seven children, her mother died when she was four years old; her beloved[…]

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Peggy Lee, Meredith Willson Named to Songbook Hall of Fame

The Great American Songbook Foundation is honoring singer-songwriter Peggy Lee and The Music Man creator Meredith Willson as the 2020 inductees to its Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. The Songbook Foundation will celebrate the legacies of these artists with two weeks of livestreamed tributes, discussions and other activities shared[…]

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A ‘Century of Song’ Started in Jamestown

The book “Peggy Lee: A Century of Song” by Tish Oney is crafted by a woman who knows the history of the singer as well as her songs. “I felt I needed to write a book to communicate her importance in music,” she said. “Her musicianship was very good and[…]

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