Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on January 29th 1937 Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded the famous song called India.
In the 1930s the Swing Era was in full swing, during WWII big band swing era bringing out famous composers as Tommy Dorsey, and Artie Show who I wrote about a few weeks ago in my blog.
I don’t know about you but always loved the swing era. Not in just the music but how women looked back then. The hair styles the clothes, and especially the cars. It was toe tapping century!
Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name iTubeNL, shares with the hit song from Tommy Dorsey and his hit song which was recorded on January 29th 1937, called Song of India.
If Tommy Dorsey before your time, I just wanted to bring something to that you never heard of.
Tommy Dorsey died young at the age of 51, on November 26th 1956, by an accidental death. He had been under severe stress due to an impending divorce and changes in the music business that were affecting his career.
In an effort to get some sleep he took several sleeping pills after having had a lot of food and alcohol at dinner. The combination reacted in his stomach and backed up into his trachea, killing him.
History is a little choked up when comes Tommy Dorsey died; some people seem to think he had lung cancer because musicians like to smoke cigarettes.
Why wasn’t the Heimlich maneuver used to help Tommy Dorsey clear his throat, simply because it wasn’t invented yet?
Did you know the Heimlich maneuver was named after Henry Judah Heimlich?
Who was Henry Judah Heimlich?
Henry Judah Heimlich is an American thoracic surgeon widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver.
Did you know Henry Heimlich is the uncle of Anson Williams, who is known for his portrayal as Warren “Potsie” Weber on the 70s hit TV show Happy Days.
Heimlich first published his views about the maneuver in a June 1974 informal article in Emergency Medicine entitled, “Pop Goes the Cafe Coronary,” which is why no knew how to do Heimlich maneuver when Tommy Dorsey was choking on his food before he died.
Tommy Dorsey was named after his father and in the early days he went the road with his brother, and was originally called the Dorsey Brothers.
Tommy Dorsey had a run of 286 Billboard chart hits. The Dorsey band had seventeen number one hits with his orchestra in the 1930s and 1940s including: “Boogie Woogie”, “I’ll Never Smile Again”, “Song of India”, and “The Music Goes ‘Round and Around” before his tragic death.
Frank Sinatra achieved his first success as a vocalist in the Tommy Dorsey band and claimed he learned breath control from watching Dorsey play trombone.
The music world lost Tommy at an early age, but his legacy of great music has transcended time. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra still represents explosive and swinging Big Band entertainment at its very best, as we celebrate how on January 29th 1937 Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded the famous song of India.
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