Sammy Kaye’s birthday
Originally shared by John short (shorty)
In 1910, Sammy Kaye, one of the most successful bandleaders of all time, was born in Rocky River, Ohio. Although the syrupy sweet romantic sounds were denounced by critics and music purists, the “Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye” formula was so successful, that his orchestra stayed together long after the big band era had ended. His hit records in the 1940s included “Daddy,” “Harbor Lights” and “It Isn’t Fair.” Kaye died on June 2, 1987.