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Peter Levinson

Originally posted November 2005

Tommy Dorsey: Livin' in a Great Big Way

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If swing music is the icon of the Greatest Generation, bandleader Tommy Dorsey is the icon of swing music. From a working-class Pennsylvania coal mining family, Dorsey and his brother Jimmy were stars by 1930, megastars by World War Two. Now former entertainment industry publicist Peter Levinson has written the first biography of Tommy Dorsey in a generation, a book called Tommy Dorsey: Livin' in a Great Big Way.

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