Cole Porter
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1891-06-09
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Cole Porter

Biography

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he ...

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Biography

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics, as well as the music, for his songs.

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Where is the life that late I led? from Kiss Me Kate
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Where is the life that late I led? from Kiss Me Kate
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My heart belongs to Daddy
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My heart belongs to Daddy
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Let’s Misbehave
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Let’s Misbehave
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High society: Overture
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High society: Overture
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Always True To You In My Fashion from Kiss Me Kate
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Always True To You In My Fashion from Kiss Me Kate
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Why Can't You Behave from Kiss Me Kate
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Why Can't You Behave from Kiss Me Kate
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I Hate Men from Kiss Me Kate
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I Hate Men from Kiss Me Kate
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So In Love from Kiss Me Kate
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So In Love from Kiss Me Kate
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What is This Thing Called Love
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What is This Thing Called Love
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I Get A Kick Out Of You
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I Get A Kick Out Of You
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I've Got You Under My Skin
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I've Got You Under My Skin
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High Society - Overture
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High Society - Overture
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Well Did You Evah - from High Society
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Well Did You Evah - from High Society
Ella Fitzgerald
Begin The Beguine
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Begin The Beguine
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Night and Day
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Night and Day
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Jubilee - musical
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Jubilee - musical
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We Open in Venice (Kiss Me Kate)
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We Open in Venice (Kiss Me Kate)
Julius Drake
Tale of the Oyster
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Tale of the Oyster
Les Six, Cole Porter, Keith Lockhart, BBC Concert Orchestra & Kevin Eldon
Within the Quota / Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel
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Within the Quota / Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel
John Wilson Orchestra
Overture from High Society
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Overture from High Society
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You're the Top (from Anything Goes)
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You're the Top (from Anything Goes)
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I Get A Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes)
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I Get A Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes)
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Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Strictly Come Dancing 2015
Strictly Come Dancing 2015
BBC Proms 2015: Katie Derham Curates
BBC Proms 2015: Katie Derham Curates
Stuart Maconie: 'Complete Work's of Shakepeare'
Stuart Maconie: 'Complete Work's of Shakepeare'


Cole Porter Biography

Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics, as well as the music, for his songs.

After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, Porter was left disabled and in constant pain, but he continued to work. His shows of the early 1940s did not contain the lasting hits of his best work of the 1920s and '30s, but in 1948 he made a triumphant comeback with his most successful musical, Kiss Me, Kate. It won the first Tony Award for Best Musical.

Porter's other musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes, Can-Can and Silk Stockings. His numerous hit songs include "Night and Day", "Begin the Beguine", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Well, Did You Evah!", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "You're the Top". He also composed scores for films from the 1930s to the 1950s, including Born to Dance (1936), which featured the song "You'd Be So Easy to Love"; Rosalie (1937), which featured "In the Still of the Night"; High Society (1956), which included "True Love"; and Les Girls (1957).

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