Bea Wain


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This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Bea Wain was a singer with the big bands during the great swing era of the 1940s. She began singing with Artie Shaw's orchestra in 1937. Her greatest success came as she sang for Larry Clinton's orchestra where she recorded the pop hit "Deep Purple" and her signature song "My Reverie." On April 30, 2017, Bea celebrated her 100th birthday in Los Angeles and passed away that August.