Premiere of play Rosamunde in Vienna, with libretto by Helmina von Chezy and (wonderful, famous) music by Franz Schubert.
Talk about a nice favor for a friend! The play is a total flop. Like much of Schubert’s music, Rosamunde is lost until its famous discovery in 1867 by George Grove and Arthur Sullivan. (*) YTSO: Entr’acte no.3 Der Vollmond Kleiber:Andante
The single, backed with ‘Copenhagen’, is released by London Records as catalog number 604. Thanks in no small part to promotion by NY radio host Gene Rayburn1 , it becomes a US#1 hit and a million-seller in 1950.👁
A great way to start a career; Brewer releases a string of US Top-100 charting singles lasting until 1963; over 25 reach the US top-40. Some of her Top-10s: Till I Waltz Again with You(1952), Ricochet and Baby, Baby, Baby(1953), Jilted and Let Me Go, Lover!(1954), You Send Me(1957).
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1. Rayburn later gains fame as the host of TV’s Match Game for two decades.
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