The jazz singer Mel Torme died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Widely popular 20th century singer known as The Velvet Fog. He is best remembered for co-writing The Christmas Song or Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire with Bob Wells.
He was married several times: first to Candy Toxton on February 11, 1949, then Arlene Miles on October 31, 1956, then Janette Scott on May 20, 1966, and finally to Ali Severson on October 30, 1984.
“As regards my feelings about drummers – there’s Buddy Rich, and then there’s everybody else.” (Mel Torme)
“Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film.” (Mel Torme)
“There isn’t a dearth of it, but I will confess that it’s harder for me to find songs on which I’m willing to invest anything from ten to fifteen hours writing an arrangement than it was in times past.” (Mel Torme)
“Talking money is crass; so I’m not going to tell you what I made last year.” (Mel Torme)
“So I’m sorry, I’m going to continue to talk to the people, because I do believe that if they get to know you and what you are as a human being, they can more appreciate what you are as a performer.” (Mel Torme)