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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

RIP Betty Bennett (1921 - 2020)

Another iconic figure passed away on April 7. Betty Bennett sang with most of the big bands from the 1940s onward. Georgie Auld, Claude Thornhill, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Charlie Ventura and many more. She didn't have a good word to say about BG or Ventura or most of the various bands' sidemen - Conte Candoli being a notable exception...

Her marriages included, most famously, Andre Previn as well as Mundell Lowe.

For a fuller insight into her life - warts and all - read the link to Marc Myers' Jazz Wax site.
Betty Bennett was 98.
Sadly missed.
Lance

1 comment :

Liz said...

Many years ago my son managed Lovely ( Alicia) Previn. She was the daughter of Betty Bennett & Andre Previn. Lovely stayed with us in our home in York for an overnight. She was a delightful, happy go lucky young woman.

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