I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer. I replaced Frank Sinatra.
I was always drawn to teachers who made class interesting.
In high school, I enjoyed my American and English literature classes because my teachers, Jeanne Dorsey and Dani Barton, created an environment where interaction was important.
We used to play the Savoy Ballroom, and we always had a boogie tune in the set.
Bands like Tommy Dorsey used to do a little boogie woogie. The big bands.