Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Birthday: Ann Margret!

Ann-Margret (born April 28, 1941), is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer whose first RCA recording was "Lost Love" from her debut album, And Here She Is: Ann-Margret, produced in Nashville with Chet Atkins on guitar, the Jordanaires (Elvis Presley's backup singers), and the Anita Kerr Singers, with notes by mentor George Burns. RCA capitalize on the 'female Elvis' comparison by having her record her version of "Heartbreak Hotel".

Ann's song "I Just Don't Understand", landed 17th on the Billboard Top 40 in the third week of August 1961 for six weeks. The song was later sung in live performances by The Beatles. Her only charting album was, The Beauty and the Beard (1964). She also sang at the Academy Awards presentation in 1962, singing the Oscar-nominated song "Theme from Bachelor in Paradise". Her biggest hit was in 1979 with "Love Rush," which peaked at #8 on the disco/dance charts.

Video: Is from the film Pleasure Seekers(1964.)

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