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Subject: ARCHIVE: Born 107 years ago today, Big Band guitarist/composer DAVE BARBOUR, whose memorable guitar rifts and accomplished compositions include "Mañana", and "It's a Good Day" (which is STILL heard today in TV jingle commercial) made big hits for singer Peggy Lee, who he met working together in Benny Goodman's Band in 1943, when he knocked up and soon married her. ...
Dave Barbour died in 1956 of a hemorrhaged ulcer, at 53.
[ David Michael Barbour ]
(May 28, 1912 – December 11, 1965)
American jazz guitarist. He was married to singer Peggy Lee and was her co-writer, accompanist, and bandleader. Barbour was born in Long Island, New York. When was twelve, he played banjo at Carnegie Hall. He started his career as a banjoist with Adrian Rollini in 1933 and then Wingy Manone in 1934. He switched to guitar in the middle of the decade and played with Red Norvo from 1935–1936. He found much work as a studio musician and in ensembles with Teddy Wilson and Billie Holiday (1937), Artie Shaw (1939), Lennie Hayton, Charlie Barnet (1945), Raymond Scott, Glenn Miller, Lou Holden, and Woody Herman (1949). He also recorded with André Previn in 1945.
...Dave & Peggy divorced in 1951. Lee married three more times. Barbour left music and acted in the movies Mr. Music and The Secret Fury in 1950. He performed sporadically, recording once with Benny Carter in 1962. Sadly, in December 1965, Barbour, 53, died of a hemorrhaged ulcer in Malibu Beach, CA, at the age of 53. Late in life, Peggy Lee wrote in her autobiography that shortly before his death she and Barbour were considering remarriage. After her death, their daughter had Barbour's ashes interred with those of Miss Peggy Lee. After their daughter Nicki's death in 2014, she too had her ashes interred with her parents under a decorative bench at Westwood Memorial Cemetery in Westwood, CA. …