Peggy Lee佩吉·李

地区: United States of America 美国
风格: 演出金曲 Show Tunes, 传统流行 Traditional Pop, 人声爵士 Vocal Jazz
中 文 名 佩吉·李 
外 文 名 Peggy Lee 
国    籍 U.S.A 
出 生 地 Jamestown,North Dakota,U.S.A 
出生日期 May 26,1920 
逝世日期 January 21,2002(aged 81) 
职    业 歌手 演员 作词人 
代表作品 The Jazz Tree 
逝世原因 Heart Attack 
母    亲 Selma Amelia Anderson 
父    亲 Marvin Olof Egstrom
佩吉·李 原名Norma Jean Egstrom(一说Norma Deloris Egstrom),1920年5月26日出生于北达科他州的Jamestown,她的歌声清纯甜美,广受大众喜爱,她的成就不仅仅在歌唱方面,作曲,演戏也是才华洋溢。
神秘的、磁性的、深邃的、俏皮的……佩吉·李(Peggy Lee)是20世纪40年代班尼·古德曼大乐队旗下的当红女星。她的歌声盛满了迷人缱绻的百变风情,俨然已成为美国爵士及流行乐坛最具代表性的女声之一。
佩吉4岁丧母,他从小便喜欢听贝西爵士的音乐,14岁时便在当地电台节目中初试啼声。天生丽质的佩吉曾先后两次前往好莱坞寻找机会,然而最终都是怅怅而归。他跟随一支爵士乐团在美国各地演出,1941年在芝加哥的夜总会里被班尼,古德曼发现。之后,佩吉的歌声便一路在流行乐坛大方光芒,和班尼·古德曼合作的《How Deep Is the Oecean》、《How Long Has This Been Going On》、《My Old Flame》等乐曲曾风行一时。1943年,佩吉嫁给吉他手Dave Barbour,离开了班尼.古德曼的大乐队。仅仅一年时间,不甘于平坦生活的她重返歌坛,与弗兰克·西纳特拉、班尼·卡特、昆西·琼斯等人合作推出了许多脍炙人口的名曲。1963年,她与Dave Barbour分手,但仍然维持着朋友关系。
Life and career
Peggy Lee (born Norma Deloris Egstrom; May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer. She wrote music for films, acted, and created conceptual record albums—encompassing poetry, jazz, chamber pop, and songs.
Peggy Lee was born as Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, the seventh of eight children to parents, Marvin Olof Egstrom, a station agent for the Midland Continental Railroad, and his wife Selma Amelia (Anderson) Egstrom, on May 26, 1920. She and her family were Lutherans. Her father was Swedish-American and her mother was Norwegian-American.Her mother died when Peggy was four. Afterwards, her father married her stepmother Min Schaumber, who treated her with great cruelty while her loving but alcoholic father did little to stop it. Later, she developed her musical talent and took several part-time jobs so that she could be away from home to escape the abuse of her stepmother.
Lee first sang professionally over KOVC radio in Valley City, North Dakota.She later had her own series on a radio show sponsored by a local restaurant that paid her a salary in food. Both during and after her high school years, Lee sang for small sums on local radio stations. Radio personality Ken Kennedy, of WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota (the most widely heard station in North Dakota), changed her name from Norma to Peggy Lee.Lee left home and traveled to Los Angeles at the age of 17.
She returned to North Dakota for a tonsillectomy and was noticed by hotel owner Frank Bering while working at the Doll House in Palm Springs, California. It was here that she developed her trademark sultry purr – having decided to compete with the noisy crowd with subtlety rather than volume. Beringin offered her a gig at The Buttery Room, a nightclub in the Ambassador Hotel East in Chicago. There, she was noticed by bandleader Benny Goodman. According to Lee, "Benny's then-fiancée, Lady Alice Duckworth, came into The Buttery, and she was very impressed. So the next evening she brought Benny in, because they were looking for a replacement for Helen Forrest. And although I didn't know, I was it. He was looking at me strangely, I thought, but it was just his preoccupied way of looking. I thought that he didn't like me at first, but it just was that he was preoccupied with what he was hearing." She joined his band in 1941 and stayed for two years.
In 1942 Lee had her first No. 1 hit, "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", followed by 1943's "Why Don't You Do Right?" (originally sung by Lil Green), which sold over a million copies and made her famous. She sang with Goodman's orchestra in two 1943 films, ‘Stage Door Canteen’ and ‘The Powers Girl’.
In March 1943 Lee married Dave Barbour, a guitarist in Goodman's band. Lee said, "David joined Benny's band and there was a ruling that no one should fraternize with the girl singer. But I fell in love with David the first time I heard him play, and so I married him. Benny then fired David, so I quit, too. Benny and I made up, although David didn't play with him anymore. Benny stuck to his rule. I think that's not too bad a rule, but you can't help falling in love with somebody."
She drifted back to songwriting and occasional recording sessions for the fledgling Capitol Records in 1947, for whom she produced a long string of hits, many of them with lyrics and music by Lee and Barbour, including "I Don't Know Enough About You" (1946) and "It's a Good Day" (1947). With the release of the US No. 1-selling record of 1948, "Mañana", her "retirement" was over. In 1948, Lee's work was part of Capitol's library of electrical transcriptions for radio stations. An ad for Capitol Transcriptions in a trade magazine noted that the transcriptions included "special voice introductions by Peggy."
In 1948 Lee joined Perry Como and Jo Stafford as a rotating host of the NBC Radio musical program ‘The Chesterfield Supper Club’. She was also a regular on NBC's ‘Jimmy Durante Show’ and appeared frequently on Bing Crosby's radio shows throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s.
She left Capitol for Decca Records in 1952, but returned to Capitol in 1957.She is most famous for her cover version of the Little Willie John hit "Fever" written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport, to which she added her own, uncopyrighted lyrics ("Romeo loved Juliet," "Captain Smith and Pocahontas") and her rendition of Leiber and Stoller's "Is That All There Is?". Her relationship with the Capitol label spanned almost three decades, aside from her brief but artistically rich detour (1952–1956) at Decca Records, where in 1953 she recorded one of her most acclaimed albums, ‘Black Coffee’. While recording for Decca, Lee had hit singles with the songs "Lover" and "Mister Wonderful".
In her 60-year-long career, Lee was the recipient of three Grammy Awards (including the Lifetime Achievement Award), an Academy Award nomination, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award, the President's Award, the Ella Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Living Legacy Award from the Women's International Center. In 1999 Lee was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
After suffering years of poor health, Lee died of complications from diabetes and a heart attack on January 21, 2002, at the age of 81.
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