Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)

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Writing the song and its earliest public performance In 1954, when writing the song which would become famous as “Fly Me to the Moon”, Bart Howard had been pursuing a career in music for more than 20 years. He played piano to accompany cabaret singers but also wrote songs with Cole Porter being his idol. In response to a publisher’s request for a simpler song, Bart Howard wrote a cabaret balled in waltz time which he titled “In Other Words”. A publisher tried to make him change some lyrics from “fly me to the moon” to “take me to the moon” but Howard refused to do this. Many years later Howard commented that _… it took me 20 years to find out how to write a song in 20 minutes”.He used his position as a piano accompanist and presenter at the Blue Angel cabaret venue to promote the song and it was soon introduced in cabaret performances by Felicia Sanders.Early recordings of “In Other Words” Kaye Ballard made the first commercial recording of “In Other Words” in April 1954. A brief review published on 8 May 1954 in Billboard said that “In Other Words” was “A love song sung with feeling by Miss Ballard.” This recording was released as the flipside of “Lazy Afternoon” which Kaye Ballard was currently performing as star of the stage show The Golden Apple.

During the next few years jazz and cabaret singers released cover versions of “In Other Words” on EP or LP record albums including Chris Connor, Johnny Mathis, Portia Nelson and Nancy Wilson. Eydie Gorme featured the song on her 1958 album “Eydie In Love” which reached #20 in the Cashbox Album Charts and was nominated for a Grammy award.Becoming more popular as “Fly Me To The Moon” In 1960 Peggy Lee recorded the song then made it more popular when she performed it in front of a large television audience on The Ed Sullivan Show. As the song’s popularity increased, it became better known as “Fly Me To The Moon” and in 1963 Peggy Lee convinced Bart Howard to make the name change official. In the early 1960s versions of the song were released under its new name by many well known singers, e.g., Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Brenda Lee.

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