About half century ago I sat at a table
with Vaughn Monroe when he was appearing in Detroit. We discussed the
music business in general and song writing in particular. Mr. Monroe
liked some of my original lead sheets and was very encouraging. I found him to be a polite, pleasant,
normal person who was really interested in reviewing a stranger's musical
ideas and original tunes. A real down to earth nice person was my
impression of him. . . then, and it would remain the same now if we were to
meet. That will not happen however, as things are so much different now
in this crazy music business.
I always enjoy the "sounds" of the Big
Bands and Vaughn Monroe was a great addition to that era.
Submitted by: Donald Richards