22 July 1924, Detroit, Michigan, USA. A popular vocalist in the 40s and 50s, recording dozens of hits for Capitol Records, Whiting was the daughter of Richard Whiting, himself a successful songwriter, and author of, among others, On The Good Ship Lollipop, The Japanese Sandman and Aint We Got Fun?. Her aunt, Margaret Young, was a Brunswick Records recording artist of the 30s. Margaret Whiting began singing as a small child and by the age of seven she was working with Johnny Mercer, the popular songwriter and founder of Capitol Records, for whom her father worked. When Mercer and two partners launched Capitol, Margaret Whiting was one of their first signings. Whiting started recording for the label in 1942, her first major hit being the Mercer- Harold Arlen composition That Old Black Magic, as featured singer with Freddie Slack And His Orchestra. That was followed in 1943 by Moonlight In Vermont, with...
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