Watch Perry Como and Lena Horne sing about New EnglandNovember 29th, 2013 at 5:00 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Here’s a fun blast from the past via YouTube for your Black Friday – Perry Como and Lena Horne singing a medley of songs about New England. The show, hosted by Como, aired live on March 4, 1965, from the then-new War Memorial Auditorium in Boston, forerunner of the Hynes Convention Center. It was quite a production, with more than $60,000 spent to equip the new facility for TV, according to The Boston Globe.
While Como and Horne didn’t sing “Rhode Island is Famous for You,” Massachusetts was well-represented:
… are there any famous songs about Maine or New Hampshire?
And if you’re looking for some more enjoyable television to watch on this day off, dip into the Executive Suite archive and watch our episodes about iconic local retailer Benny’s and Rhode Island Christmas tree farmers.
A version of this post originally ran in 2012.