I just learned that one of my favorite all-time singers, Teresa Brewer, has passed away. She was 76 and suffering from a neuromuscular disease.
I first heard her recordings when I was about 11 years old. She sang a wonderful song called “A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl” and another called “Til I Waltz Again With You,” two of my favorites. She was also known for “Music, Music, Music” and “Let Me Go Lover.” She was redheaded, tiny (about 5 ft tall) and very beautiful. Her voice was incredible for its strength and range, comparable to that of Celine Dion or Mariah Carey today.
Funny, just a couple of months ago I ordered a CD from Amazon.com of her best hits. How sad that she is gone.
The picture at the right is one of my favorites too. What an angel she was. Go with God, Teresa.
Note: See Teresa Brewer in 1981 performing a medley of her hits.
For an even earlier, black and white TV performance, go to this link.
For an outstanding performance as hostess of the Muppet Show, see this Youtube video. Her rendition of “Those Cottonfields Back Home” is breathtaking.