Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Judy Garland [RIP] - Discography


Born: June 10, 1922 - Died: June 22, 1969

Singer/actress Judy Garland had a varied career that began in vaudeville and extended into movies, records, radio, television, and personal appearances. She is best remembered as the big-voiced star of a series of movie musicals, particularly The Wizard of Oz, in which she sang her signature song, "Over the Rainbow." But unlike most other film stars of her era, she also maintained a career as a recording artist, and after her movie-making days were largely over, she was able to transfer her stardom to performing and recording, culminating in her Grammy-winning number one album Judy at Carnegie Hall.

The third daughter of former vaudevillians running a theater in Grand Rapids, MN, Garland made her stage debut singing "Jingle Bells" during the holiday season when she was two years old. Soon after, she joined the singing group formed by her two sisters. Early on, her surprisingly mature voice caused her to dominate the group. Her family moved to California in the fall of 1926, where the sisters found occasional work on-stage and on radio, even appearing in several film shorts in 1929 and 1930. In the summer of 1934, they toured in the Midwest, where George Jessel suggested they change their name from the Gumm Sisters to the Garland Sisters; eventually, each sister also picked a new first name, with Garland choosing hers for the Hoagy Carmichael/Sammy Lerner song "Judy."

She married her fifth husband, nightclub manager Mickey Deans, on March 15, 1969. In March, she embarked on a trio of Scandinavian dates, the last of which was at the Falkoner Center in Copenhagen on March 25. Three months later, she died of an accidental overdose of barbiturates.


Malcolm said...

thanks/great site by the way

antony j said...

epic! Ta!

Ozzieguy said...

Thanks Malcolm.

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome antony j.

mimidel said...

Many greetings and thanks
Many soundtracks who i did'nt have in my collection

Ozzieguy said...

Hello mimidel, So nice that you can lave more to listen to.
Enjoy the wonderful music.

Marco said...

Não querendo ser Repetitivo ,Muito OBRIGADO pelo seu trabalho e pelas Preciosidades.

Ozzieguy said...

Hi Marco
[Not wanting to be repetitive, THANK YOU so much for your work and for the Gems.]

You are very welcome Marco, please enjoy.

CrimzonHorizon said...

I'm somewhere over the rainbow right now! Thanks for the cornucopia of Judy G!

Ozzieguy said...

Hello CrimzonHorizon
Are you way up high? :-)