We were with Frank as part of his very last tour.
We never rehearsed.
There was one year that I was on the road.
There are so many questions to be answered and so many personal compliments that we appreciate so very much.
Steve has the most unbelievable range for a man that I've ever heard.
So many have been growing with us from the very beginning of our career. Others are brand new to us.
Las Vegas was such a teeny, tiny place.
I learned my phrasing from Frank. I loved him so much.
I had a lot of what they call turntable hits. A lot of them.
I fell in love. Absolutely. He was already on the show. He was singing all over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. I fell for him.
I don't like schools. And I mean, you have to call on all your friends to get them into their schools.
I always wanted to be a band singer, and of course it was the total end of the big band, but I got the last job. It was a very lucky break.
Everything has changed. The flying changed. The airports have changed.
A lot of the really great stuff fell between the tracks.
Right now, my voice is better than ever. It changed. I have better low notes than I had before.
When he came back from downtown, he had forgotten to bring his license, his identification, the 2 for the wedding license. So we got married two days later.
We were at the Schubert Theater for two years. And we were the first act.
I was in Las Vegas playing at the original El Rancho Vegas, with Joe E. Louis, who took me there as a supporting act. And he came to see me.
It was a very ad-lib show. The musicians were all great jazz musicians. Very little music. Usually, there was just an ending and perhaps a beginning.
We never heard of tape. Everything was live, live, live.
My voice right now, hey, listen. I don't know how long it's going to last.
Now we have an audience that is so very eclectic. Big, tremendous fans.
I felt we really couldn't be separated that much. I'd had a baby, and I was traveling and working alone while he was in the Army. It was very difficult-the phone calls and all of that. I really was very depressed.
It was very hard for all of us. It's still very hard. The anniversary of his death just passed, and every single one of his friends, still, after all these years... it's unbelievable.
Before we got married, I had tremendous ambition. Once we got married and I started having children, then I just thought that that was my real life. Steve was definitely more ambitious than I.