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Paula Kelly

b. 13 Oct 1919, USA, d. 2 Apr 1992, Costa Mesa, California, USA. A fantastic music group and ensemble vocalist using a vivacious character, Kelly started her profession in 1937 with best saxophonist Dick Stabile’s music group, and spent 2 yrs with Al Donahue. She became a member of Glenn Miller in 1941 being a highlighted singer using the Modernaires vocal group; her husband, Hal Dickinson, was founder-leader. Early in 1941 Kelly made an appearance in the initial Glenn Miller film, Sunlight Valley Serenade, where the Modernaires sang classics such as for example ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ and ‘I Understand Why’. Afterwards in the entire year she still left Miller when previous vocalist Marion Hutton rejoined the music group. For some time Kelly sang with Artie Shaw, and for Bob Allen’s music group. In the middle-40s she rejoined the Modernaires once the group extended to five. Within the 50s they made an appearance in night clubs and theatres, toured with Bob Crosby, and sang on his radio and tv shows. They also presented with Crosby, Frankie Laine and Billy Daniels within the film When You’re Smiling (1950), and in The Glenn Miller Tale (1954). After Dickinson passed away on 18 November 1970, Kelly as well as the Modernaires caused ex-Miller sideman Tex Beneke’s music group and Miller’s initial young man vocalist, Ray Eberle, driving within the nostalgia growth from the 70s. Kelly’s information using the Modernaires included ‘Juke Package Saturday Night time’, ‘There! I’ve Said It Once again’, ‘You PARTICIPATE IN My Center’, ‘Goody Goody’, ‘Margie’ and ‘Quit, Look And Pay attention’. With Dick Stabile she documented ‘Shed And Found out’ and ‘My Center Is Acquiring Lessons’; with Al Donahue, ‘Jeepers Creepers’, ‘Moon Like’, ‘The Lambeth Walk’, ‘Stairway TOWARDS THE Celebrities’ and ‘South American Method’; along with Artie Shaw, ‘Somebody’s Rocking My Dreamboat’ and ‘I Don’t WISH TO Walk Without You’. Kelly retired in 1978, and in the past due 80s her child, Paula Kelly Jnr. (b. 21 Oct 1943), was reported to become singing an up to date edition of ‘Juke Container Saturday Evening’ using the Modernaires, along with a 15-piece music group led with the same Tex Beneke.

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