Not only that such a powerful woman has passed, but that some people don't even really know what she accomplished. She was one of the first women to lend her voice to the big bands. She toured with Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald. She rose to fame in the 1950's and battled a bad drug problem in the 60's only to come back out swinging in the 70's. She won a grammy in 2002.
And Deb? Records- yes, on vinyl? Remember? You had to clean them with a soft cloth and also brush the needle off of any lint it caught or you would be listening to one line on a song over and over while the record "skipped" Remember 45's? My 45 player had those big groovy plastic orange and green flowers stuck all over it! My sister still has all her 45's and she recently went to a jukebox company and paid them to take her 45's and put them into a jukebox just for her. Her Leslie Gore, Supremes, Monkees, I remember everytime we got an allowance we ran down to Music Plus and bought records! I think I am going to ask the man I love to try and fix my turntable and sit down this holiday and listen to all the great artists that I grew up with. I even have Doris Day albums!