Friday, March 27, 2009

On March 27

On this day in ...

... 1989 (10 years ago today), millions of Russians went to the polls for the 1st time in decades that they were permitted to vote for parliamentary candidates other than those endorsed by the Communist Party. Many Communists were turned out of office.

... 1924 (85 years ago today), Sarah Vaughan was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a father who was a carpenter and amateur guitarist and a mother who was a laundress and a church vocalist. Sarah began studying music and singing in church while still a child, and as an adult became a renowned jazz and pop vocalist. The woman nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine Sarah" died in 1990 in Los Angeles. In the 1965 video clip below, she sings " I Can't Give You Anything But Love" at a concert in Australia.

(Prior March 27 posts are here and here.)

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