09 Apr 06 - 08:40 AM (#1713672)|
Subject: Happy! - Apr 9 (T Lehrer / P Robeson)
From: Abby Sale
NYC: Tom Lehrer
was born 4/9/1928
He quit performing, saying, "Political satire became redundant the day Henry Kissenger won the nobel Peace Prize." [thanx snoopy1]
In Lehrer's 1953 idionymous 10-inch record, he describes his occupation as a relatively unsuccessful purveyor of optional pharmaceuticals to local school children. To supplement it, he would roll the occasional drunk.
Princeton NJ: Paul Robeson was born 4/9/1898 (also born Apr 19 and Nov 9) died 1/23/1976 – only heard him live once – boy! I wish I could sing like that!
Early warning notice: This series of the Happy File noncontinues beginning April 16.
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