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When Duke Made A Record For The Queen

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bunk McNulty, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    from the story:

    "Not many people even knew about the existence of this recording, which was a kind of secret between him and the Queen. Yet, according to producer Irving Townsend, Ellington worked harder on this music than any other piece during that period.

    What was the Queen’s response at the time? We will never know. But I note that as recently as 2019, Her Majesty surprised British jazz musician Gary Crosby by mentioning how much she admired Duke Ellington.

    When Duke Ellington Made a Record for Just One Person—Queen Elizabeth
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