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Alma Cogan

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 24 October 2012

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of Alma Cogan, The Girl With The Laugh In Her Voice.
Alma Cogan was born on May 19th, 1932 and died on October 26th, 1966 at the tragically young age of 34 years old.

Alma made her first recording, To Be Worthy Of You, in 1952 and went on to record a whole series of bright and breezy hits including: If I Had A Golden Umbrella, Bell Bottom Blues, Dreamboat, In The Middle Of The House, Sugartime and He Just Couldn't Resist her With her Pocket Transistor. Alma also recorded several memorable ballads including: When I fall In Love, As Time Goes By and If Love Were All amongst others. All these and more are featured in the programme, plus a real treat; The premier of a never released Alma Cogan recording, recently discovered by Alma's sister, Sandra Caron, on the original acetate that had lain hidden away in a cupboard for 45 years!

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