Bon anniversaire Miss Judy! – Judy Garland à 90 ans

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The Radio France Judy Garland Tribute Takes Shape

Peggy Bouveret

The tribute to Judy Garland by Radio France on Sunday, June 10, 2012, celebrating what would have been her 90th birthday, is now taking shape. Called Bon anniversaire Miss Judy! – Judy Garland à 90 ans [Happy Birthday Miss Judy! – Judy Garland at 90], the homage, which will be directed by Jean Lacornerie, will include singers Tina May, Peggy Bouveret, Amélie Munier, and Laurent Naouri, and Jeff Cohen on the piano. The tribute, which will take place at 6 P.M. at the theatre Centquatre in the 19th arrondissement in Paris, will be emceed by Laurent Valière, who is the producer and host of the program 42e rue [42nd Street], heard on France Musique on Sunday mornings at 11. The concert, which will include songs from A Star Is Born and other Garland favorites, will also mark the first performance of the song “I’m Off the Downbeat,” which was written for A Star Is Born by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin, but never recorded by Garland.

Jeff Cohen

The Garland tribute is but one of several concerts that are part of a weekend, called Mélodies du bonheur [The Sound of Songs], devoted to classical American popular music. Other concerts to take place over the June 9-June 10 weekend include an Isabelle Georges songfest devoted to musical comedy, a concert by the musicians of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France called Berlin-Paris-Broadway, a Stephen Sondheim tribute, and a young soloists event.  For more information, go to: , or .

Tina May

Program of Bon anniversaire Miss Judy! – Judy Garland à 90 ans

Gotta Have Me Go with You (Harold Arlen-Ira Gershwin) – Peggy Bouveret + group

The Man That Got Away (Harold Arlen-Ira Gershwin) – Tina May

Here’s What I’m Here For (Harold Arlen-Ira Gershwin) – Laurent Naouri + group

Someone at Last (Harold Arlen-Ira Gershwin) – Peggy Bouveret

Lose That Long Face (Harold Arlen-Ira Gershwin) – Tina May

I’m Off the Downbeat (Harold Arlen-Ira Gershwin), first performance – Amélie Munier

Laurent Naouri

Born In A Trunk (Roger Edens-Leonard Gershe) – Tina May

We’re Off To See the Wizard (Harold Arlen-E.Y. Harburg) – group

I Wish I Were in Love Again (Richard Rogers-Lorenz Hart) – Laurent Naouri, Amélie Munier

Amelie Munier

The Trolley Song (Hugh Martin-Ralph Blane) – Amélie Munier

Fella With an Umbrella (Irving Berlin) – Laurent Naouri, Peggy Bouveret

Paris Medley: April in Paris (Vernon Duke-E.Y. Harburg)/Paris is a Lonely Town (Harold Arlen-E.Y. Harburg) – Laurent Naouri, Tina May

I Could Go On Singing (Harold Arlen-E.Y. Harburg) – Peggy Bouveret

By Myself (Arthur Schwartz-Howard Dietz) – Laurent Naouri

Over The Rainbow – All


  1. Hey Scott, thanks for the info, it’s great that Judy will get the tribute she so rightly deserves!

  2. dear miss judy garland happy birthday too you happy birthday too you happy birthday judy garland happy birthday too you and many more

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