1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Jane Morgan (born December 25, 1920)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Fascination 1957
Jane Morgan also had hits with The Day the Rains Came in 1958 and With Open Arms in 1959.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1956 - 1959 Record Label: Kapp
Born in Boston as Florence Catherine Currier but raised in Florida, Jane Morgan attended the famous Juilliard School of Music in New York City, studying opera during the day and singing in nightclubs at night. After four successful years as a singer at the ‘Club des Champs Elysees’ in Paris, she made the transition back to America as a nightclub singer at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. Signed to Kapp records in the mid 50s, she was teamed with pianist Roger Williams to record Two Different Worlds. One year later she hit number seven with her theme Fascination, based on the old French composition Valse Tzigane, and featured in the Billy Wilder film ‘Love in the Afternoon’ starring Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn. The Day the Rains Came and With Open Arms followed. Her last hit was the title song from the 1959 movie ‘Happy Anniversary’ starring David Niven.