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THIS DAY IN BLACK MUSIC HISTORY – MARCH 7, 2013

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March 7, 1977 – Pearl Bailey and Richard Nixon serenade a White House audience.  It was a Governor’s meeting at the White House and Pearl Bailey was to sing.  In the middle of her set, she invited President Nixon on stage to play the piano for her and he did, and it was called the “Dick & Pearl” show.  Richard Nixon told Pearl Bailey – “I don’t play as good as you sing”, and she in turn told the President “I don’t sing as good as you govern”.    So together they did “Wild Irish Rose” and “God Bless America”.   Pearl Bailey & Richard Nixon performing live at the White House on this day.

 

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