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Parnassus Music Club
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The Parnassus Music Club met at Glenna Gaunt’s residence.The meeting opened with the business at hand.
Coralie Button presented the program on Cole Porter. Cole was born in 1891 in Peru, Ind. and died in 1964. His mother encouraged him to be involved in music. His father wanted him to be a lawyer. He practiced 2 hours every day on the piano. He started writing music at the age of 11. He came from a wealthy family that catered to his whims. He studied art at Yale and wrote some songs that were used by the college. Not only did he write music he also wrote the lyrics. He wrote songs for Broadway and worked in Hollywood. He suffered an accident while riding a horse and an injury resulted in amputating his leg. A movie made about his life is “Night and Day” which was said not very related to his life. He wrote two musicals, “Can Can”, and “Silk Stockings.” He wrote many popular songs that are heard today such as “Begin the Beguine”, “Let’s Do It”.