The Camden Public Library welcomes Michael Lund of Serendipity Recordings to speak about the incomparable Fred Astaire, his life, music, and dance.
Astaire was an actor, singer, choreographer, and dancer extraordinaire. George Gershwin was the first great pianist who played for him and wrote songs for him. He had 35 musicals, 8 non-musical movies and 15 television shows. Some of the songs Astaire introduced were: Night & Day, Cheek To Cheek, Let’s Face The Music & Dance, The Way You Look Tonight, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Fine Romance, Lady Be Good, One For My Baby, Something’s Gotta Give, Top Hat, Change Partners & Dance, A Fine Romance, Fascinating Rhythm, & more
Michael Paul Lund has sung and recorded the American Songbook with members of the original Tonight Show Band in New York City. He has also written pop songs including one for Shirley Bassey. He also wrote lyrics with composers Bee Walker & Richard Lane. Note: Bee Walker wrote “Hey Jealous Lover” for Frank Sinatra.
Michael Paul Lund has delivered illustrated music talks all over the United States. These include; libraries, schools historical societies, senior colleges & theaters-in-the-round.. He has done radio commentary on commercial stations coast to coast; including his two hour specials on WGBH-FM in Boston. He regularly writes music criticism for major record companies in the form of liner notes, that accompany classic compact disk re-issues by legendary performers.
He has also written seven books, published in English, Japanese & Braille.