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Cole Porter

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike most successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs.

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List Of Musicals By Composer: M To Z - P
... also by David Friedman Pooh Pinocchio Il Grande Musical (2003) Brian Portelli Hillbrow (2004) Cole Porter (1891–1964) See America First (1916) Hitchy-Koo of 1919 (1919. 1958) television musical The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen through the Eyes of Cole Porter (1965) Cole (1974) Unsung Cole (1977) Happy New Year (1980) Wodka Cola (1986) German version of 1938 ... Cole Porter (2009) Garth Porter (b.1948) The Man from Snowy River (2002) music also by Bruce Rowland, Lee Kernaghan Rachel Portman (b.1960) Little House on the Prairie (2008) Mischa ...
Anything Goes: Stephane Grappelli & Yo-Yo Ma Play (Mostly) Cole Porter
... Anything Goes Stephane Grappelli Yo-Yo Ma Play (Mostly) Cole Porter is a 1989 album primarily consisting of Cole Porter songs performed by Stéphane Grappelli and Yo-Yo Ma ...
Cole Porter - Notable Songs
... See also category Compositions by Cole Porter Shows listed are stage musicals unless otherwise noted ... A complete list of Porter's works is in the Library of Congress (see also the Cole Porter Collection) ... Supermarket (In Old Peking)" A far more comprehensive list of Cole Porter songs, along with their date of composition and original show, is available online at the "Cole Porter Songlist Page" ...
The Movie Album: As Time Goes By - Track Listing
10 "Ebb Tide" Robert Maxwell, Carl Sigman 11 "True Love" Cole Porter 12 "My Heart Will Go On" James Horner, Will Jennings 13 "The Look of Love" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 14 "In the Still of the Night" Cole Porter 15 "Moo ...
Begin The Beguine - Later Popularity - Releases By Notable Artists
... Charlie Parker's album "The Cole Porter Songbook" (1950–54 re-released on CD in 1991) contains one of the most influential versions ... Ella Fitzgerald performed a version for the Cole Porter Songbook records on Verve, 1956 Louis Prima and Keely Smith had a single version in 1961 ... Elvis Presley recorded his own song in 1962, based on Porter's, entitled "You'll Be Gone" ...

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