The Don Romano Tribute Page - Memorabilia
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This is the label from a very rare RCA Victor 78 rpm recording, perhaps Peggy's earliest visit to the recording studio, made when Peggy was still with Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra.
Columbia Records hit the trade papers with this promotional campaign describing a new Columbia release intended for each working day during the month of September 1955.  While it is difficult to read the actual copy for September 19th, it lists Girl Meets Boy, the very successful album of songs by Peggy and duets sung by Peggy and Jerry Vale, another popular Columbia artist of the day. 
Columbia Special Products Division then released a sampler LP with excerpts from the various September releases in this "A Hit A Day" September Preview album.  Peggy and Jerry Vale are represented on the album here with Love Is Here to Stay from their Girl Meets Boy LP.
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. The first recording Peggy made for Columbia Records was titled The Hottentot, backed by a song called Burn 'Em Up. Columbia also issued a special "gift edition" of Hottentot backed with the story of how Peggy was discovered by Columbia's A&R man Mitch Miller and signed to a contract with the label.  Click either label at left to listen to the contents of this historic 78 rpm recording. 
On the Video Vault page of this website you can see a clip of the original British TV documentary about Liberace with Peggy singing an imaginary lament to him. There is at least one other version sometimes credited to another singer named Libby Morris, but it is in fact Peggy singing, as you can hear by simply clicking here.
On November 12, 1956, the prestigious NBC television series Producers' Showcase presented a 90-minute production in NBC's early "compatible color" of Jack and the Bean Stalk featuring Joel Grey, Celeste Holm, Billy Gilbert and our own Peggy King in the role of Tillie.  Click here for a page of black and white screen captures and the two songs Peggy sings in the production. 
This photograph autographed by Peggy hung on the wall at Back Stage, a restaurant in the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, where Peggy appeared in the role of Ester in Meet Me in St. Louis in 1960Irma and Bill operated the restaurant and bar that catered to the many performers who appeared in the various productions at the Starlight Theater.  Many of those performers contributed their autographed photos to their hosts' collection, as evidenced by this very collectible piece of Peggy King memorabilia recently found by Don.
Don has found and shared with other Peggy King fans here what is quite possibly her very earliest recording made in 1950, while Peggy was still vocalist with Charlie Spivak and his orchestra.  The actual location where the recording was made is unclear, but this record itself was produced in the U.K. by the British affiliate of Decca, London Records.  Don managed to find this rare recording in far away New Zealand by means of an internet auction site. 
 
Close examination of the label at right will indicate that only one track in this Spivak collection is credited to Pegge King, along with male vocalist Rusty Nichols, a song with the title Experience, written by messieurs Berlind and Zito.  Click here to listen to this rare recording by Peggy, who was still going by the name Pegge at the time.
Don has found another very early recording by Peggy titled Very Good Advice, which can already be found elsewhere on this website.  Don feels that this version he found recently may be of somewhat better audio quality for a recording made over sixty years ago.  Click here to listen.
Optional air conditioning was offered for these two examples of 1960 General Motors cars shown at right.  Listen to Peggy sing a radio commercial for the feature courtesy of Don Romano by clicking here
 
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