On This Day, June 9

On June 9, 1891, composer and lyricist Cole Porter, one of the most important American songwriters of the 20th century, was born in Peru, Indiana. 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 many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics, as well as the music, for his songs. Among the 800 songs he wrote were “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)” for Paris (1928), “Night and Day” for Gay Divorce (1932), “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top” for Anything Goes, “Begin the Beguine” (1935), “It’s De-Lovely” (1936), “Easy to Love” (1936), “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (1936) and “In the Still of the Night” (1937). I get a kick out of you at the library,  on hoopla and in Freegal.



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