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They Write the Songs

Series 3


Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 2

A star studded edition featuring Liza Minnelli's first partnership with Kander and Ebb when she was just 19, in a show called 'Flora the Red Menace'; Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, two giants of the cabaret scene who appeared in a show called 'Golden Rainbow', from which Sammy Davis Jnr memorably recorded 'I've Gotta Be Me'; Jimmy Durante who starred in Cole Porter's long forgotten show The New Yorkers in spite of the fact that it contained one of the greatest standards of all time 'Love For Sale'; and a show called 'Simple Simon' that featured the woman who introduced the all time hit 'Ten cents A Dance' - Ruth Etting. Show less

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