Les Brown (AP Photo)
Les Brown would have turned 100 today, so we’re celebrating his musical legacy. Brown and his Band of Renown brought a lot of good things to the music world. Hot singles like "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Keeping the troops entertained on 18 USO tours. Years of music on movies and TV shows like Rock-A-Billy Baby and The Dean Martin Variety Show.
But perhaps what we can thank Les Brown for the most are his collaborations with Doris Day. The Band of Renown introduced Day to the world in 1945 with their single "Sentimental Journey."
The record was a No. 1 hit and launched Day's career (for years she had tried unsuccessfully to make a splash). And it was great for Les Brown too – so much that he continued to work with Day and together with the band recorded a string of hit singles:
My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time
I Got the Sun in the Morning
Till the End of Time
Thanks for the music, Les Brown and Doris Day!
Written by Linnea Crowther