June Christy (Shirley Luster)
Photos with June Christy
BiographySpringfield, Illinois, USA
She was Stan Kenton's big band singer, replacing Anita O'Day in 1945. She also worked with Bruce Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra before she joined the Kenton band. This blonde, blue-eyed singer is one of the most talented female singers in the history of jazz. She recorded many albums for Capitol records in the fifties, the most famous: "Something Cool" in 1953-54. Read more... with the arranger being Pete Rugolo, who was Stan Kenton's arranger in the forties. She went into semi-retirement in the sixties and recorded her last album in 1977.