Doris Day (Doris Mary Kappelhoff) – 13th April 1922 – 13th May 2019 Age 97
My love of Doris Day stems from an early age and was started by my Dad. As a lover of Dance Band music I believe he had every record on 78 that she’d sang from her early days in 1939 with the Les Brown Band.
I remember growing up many a Sunday afternoon spent watching her films on Television after a family Sunday Dinner. Films like Pillow Talk, Teachers Pet, Please Don’t Eat The Daisies, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Move Over Darling and what is still one of my favourite musicals of all time, Calamity Jane.
It wasn’t just her girl next door look and acting that appealed to me though, I loved her singing voice. I’ll still stick her records on now and again for a chilled out, relaxing afternoon. Songs such as Sentimental Journey, Embraceable You, Que Sera, Sera, Secret Love and Move Over Darling they just take me back to those Sunday afternoons, when life was easy and I didn’t have a care in the world,
Rest in Peace Do Do (as my Dad called her) Thanks for the memories.