b. Arthur London, 1 April 1915, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, d. 2 June 1990, Salt Lake City, Iowa, USA. An actor and singer, with a fine, strong baritone voice and rugged good looks, Lund sang with Jimmy Joy’s Band, before attracting the attention of a far more famous clarinet leader, Benny Goodman, in the late 30s. During his two spells with Goodman in the 40s, which were separated by a four-year stint with the US Navy in the South Pacific, he duetted with Peggy Lee on a recording of ‘Winter Weather’, and also sang on other band sides such as ‘Don’t Be A Baby, Baby’, ‘I Don’t Know Enough About You’ and the immensely popular ‘Blue Skies’. When he went solo in 1947, Lund immediately had a US number 1 with Mack Gordon and Edmund Goulding’s lovely ballad, ‘Mam’selle’, which he followed, through until 1953, with ...
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