Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday morning tunes: Isn't it rich?

Judy Collins put this song on the charts twice, in 1975 and again in 1977. It's about the most depressing song Stephen Sondheim ever wrote, but it's also probably his most popular (having it recorded by Frank Sinatra and Collins didn't hurt). The melancholy ballad was written for Glynis Johns as Desirée in the Broadway production of Sondheim's “A Little Night Music.” (Denchophiles might be interested to know that Dame Judi later performed the role of Desirée in London.)

Happy birthday to Sweet Judy Blue Eyes herself, who celebrated her 74th birthday last week.

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