Memorial for Barbara Lea, The High Priestess of Popular Song
April 16, 2012 at 7 pm
St. Peter's Church (54th and Lexington)
Performers/speakers: Daryl Sherman (host), Bob Dorough, Marlene VerPlanck, Ronny Whyte, Melissa Hamilton, Jack Kleinsinger, Joyce Breach, Roger Schore, Jan Wallman, Karen Oberlin, Sue Matsuki, Tedd Firth, Harry Allen, Annie Dinerman, Dick Miller, The Speakeasy Jazz Babies, James Chirillo, Boots Maleson, Saadi Zain and others. (Subject to change)
I am deeply saddened to have to report the death of our own Barbara Lea,
"The High Priestess of Popular Song". She died peacefully yesterday,
Monday, December 26 here in Raleigh; I was with her as were my husband,
Bill, and our dear friend, Junk. And as most of you already know,
Barbara has been battling Alzheimer's for quite some time. So, "Sleep
Peaceful", dear Barbara... we will miss you but now you are free to sing
Click here to see the obituary published in The News & Observer on December 30, 2011
Click here to see the notice at the NY Times and sign the guestbook.
Click here to see the obituary printed in the Jan. 1, 2012 NY Times.
The Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recognizes
alumnae who have brought honor to themselves and to Wellesley
College through their outstanding achievements. The Award is the
highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in
their fields of endeavor and has been presented annually since
Barbara Lea was honored with this award on February 13, 2009.
page at the Wellesley College website for more information.
Click here to purchase and/or listen to samples of Barbara's CD, Black Butterfly.
Click here to purchase and/or listen to samples of Barbara's CD, The Melody Lingers On.
Click here to purchase and/or listen to samples of Barbara's CD, Our Love Rolls On.
Click here to purchase and/or listen to samples of Barbara's CD, Deep In A Dream.