Cavanaugh, Sinatra Musician, Dies at 86

Dec 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Page Cavanaugh, whose trio played on Frank Sinatra’s radio show and later appeared on such television programs as “The Tonight Show” and “The Ed Sullivan Show,” died last week of kidney failure in Granada Hills, Calif., at age 86, Daily Variety reports. Known for his whispering vocal style, Cavanaugh and his trio had hits with songs such as “The Three Bears” and “She Had to Go and Lose It at the Astor.”
—Danny King

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  1. I worked with Page Cavanaugh around 1948 at the Somerset House in Riverside. (Or was it the other place across the street?) His trio had quite an assortment of novelty songs, delivered in that calm melodic sound his group had.
    One was a ‘patter’ routine leading up to this girl who’s eyes were “Bluesk.” Then they would launch into “Blue Skies.”

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