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Happy Birthday

recording date elvis: thursday 21 august ( 1969 ) ; concert
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originally by: Leningrad Philharmonic And Academic Choir


recording year: 1927
originally written by: hill;hill;coleman
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Yes, "Happy Birthday To You." But that's not how the song started out! The sisters Mildred and Patty Hill wrote the original song for children and published it in 1893 as "Good Morning To All." Robert Coleman published the song again in 1924 without the sisters' permission, adding a second verse—"Happy Birthday To You." This verse became so popular that everyone forgot about the first! Enter sister number three, Jessica Hill: she, together with Patty (Mildred died in 1916), sued for and won ownership of the song. The family now legally owns the song and is entitled to a royalty payment each time it is played for commercial purposes! The version on "Collectors Gold" was sung in concert in Las Vegas for James Burton. Some unofficial releases also provide renditions of the song by Elvis in concert: at Fort Worth for sound engineer Bruce "Goose" Jackson, 3 June 1976 ("Cajun Tornado")and on Tuesday, May 3, 1977, he sang it at a concert in Saginew for Linda Thompson ("Springtime in Saginew"). So what's all this got to do with the Leningrad Philharmonic, I hear you ask? Well, composer Shostakovich included the tune in the trumpet solo of his Symphony Number 2, written to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution! This was a performance, rather than a recording, but it looks good, doesn't it? As for the first recording, this was probably made by Shirley Temple in her 1934 film, "Baby Take a Bow" (her first film, incidentally).



Happy Birthday
performed by:
Leningrad Philharmonic and Academic Choir

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Happy Birthday
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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