Category Archives: Women In Music

RIP – The Singing Nun

Day 326 of Colourisation Project – March 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. When police officers found the lifeless bodies of 52-year-old Jeanine Deckers and her lover, Annie Pecher … Continue reading

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Forever Young ~ Patsy Cline

Day 302 of Colourisation Project – March 5 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day, March 5, 1963 the world was robbed of one of the greatest musical … Continue reading

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Kathryn Grayson – Hollywood Soprano

Day 286 of Colourisation Project – February 17 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she was better known as MGM musical star, … Continue reading

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Lina Cavalieri – Venus on Earth

Day 232 of Colourisation Project – December 25 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Italian writer and poet, Gab­ri­ele D’Annunzio, called her “the personification of Venus on earth” and wrote that … Continue reading

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Maria Callas – La Divina

Day 209 of Colourisation Project – December 2 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. New York City-born Greek soprano, Maria Callas, one of the most renowned and influential opera singers … Continue reading

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Jane Froman – The Day The Music Nearly Died

Day 187 of Colourisation Project – November 10 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Big Band leader, Glenn Miller did it in 1944; singers, Buddy Holly, J. P. “The Big … Continue reading

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Amy Beach – Remarkable Musician Rediscovered

Day 121 of Colourisation Project – September 5 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. In an era when women’s opportunities were restricted by a culture that saw them only as dutiful … Continue reading

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