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Cole Porter

Cole Porter © Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Born: Jun 9, 1891 in Peru, IN
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Died: Oct 15, 1964 in Santa Monica, CA
Genre: Classical, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Other
Biography: Many arguments could be generated over whether Cole Porter or Irving Berlin should be considered America's greatest tunesmith. Both wrote music and lyrics; it's clearly a pick 'em situation. Porter had violin and piano lessons as a child, pursued undergraduate studies at Yale (where he penned fight songs ...Read full biography
Wake Up and Dream: Cole Porter, 1916-1929
Released: 2002
Label: Koch International Classics
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In 1992, the Indiana Historical Society marked native son Cole Porter's centenary a year late by issuing the box set You're the Top: Cole Porter in the 1930s. The organization followed in 1999 with another ...Read full review
Kiss Me, Kate [Original Soundtrack]
Released: 1997
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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