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Ethel Merman - It's De Lovely - Cole Porter Songs Delovely

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Published on May 2, 2011

Songs Of Cole Porter. Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 -- October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Peru, Indiana.
Cole Porter grave site - Mt. Hope Cemetery Peru, Indiana.
He lived at swell-egant addresses in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and the Berkshires, but the ultra-sophisticated Cole Porter (1891-1964) chose to be buried in his hometown of Peru, Indiana, with an unassuming marker. Porter was the son of a local druggist, and at age 8 was enrolled at the nearby Marion Conservatory of Music. There the boy first studied violin and piano and performed at recitals dressed like Little Lord Fauntleroy in a velvet suit with lace cuffs. Though one of his biographers claims young Porter was "no prodigy," he played with a vigor and zest that stole the show. At 10, he composed his first song, "Song of the Birds."
"It's De-Lovely" is one of Cole Porter's hit songs, originally appearing in his famed 1936 musical, Red Hot and Blue. The song was later used in the musical Anything Goes, first appearing in the 1962 revival. The hit records in late 1936 and early 1937 included Eddy Duchin, Shep Fields, and Will Osborne.

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