Thursday, March 6, 2008

Jo Stafford Still Stayin' Alive After All These Years

See what happens when you enter a semi-retirement in 1966? People begin to wonder where you are 42 years later. More specifically, if you've still living above ground.

Q: Is Jo Stafford who sang with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra still alive? If so, is there an address at which I can write her? — H.P., Pinehurst

A: Stafford, who’s 90, is in “somewhat declining health,” according to her son, Tim Weston. But she’s comfortable and resting at home, he said in an e-mail. You can write to her in care of Corinthian Records, P.O. Box 6296, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Stafford and the singing group the Pied Pipers, of which she was a member, sang with Dorsey’s orchestra from 1939 to 1942.
In 1977, Stafford and Paul Weston released a cover of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive." She has on her own since Weston's death 12 years ago.

[Fayetteville Observor]

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