She was known as ‘the little girl with a big voice’ and Teresa Brewer started showing off that voice at the age of 5 touring with the radio show Major Bowes Amateur Hour. At 12 she ‘retired’ from touring to be a normal teenager in school. She went back to performing at 16 and at the age of 18 had her first huge hit making the record “Music! Music! Music” selling over a million records and being number 1 for 15 weeks. Among her other number 1 hits were “Ricochet Romance” and in 1953 “Til I Waltz With You Again”.

In the 1960s, almost as if it was a separate career, she had a string of hits in Australia.

Teresa had 4 daughters with her first husband William Monahan whom she divorced in 1972 after 23 years of marriage. Shortly after she married record mogul Bob Thiele and she emerged as a jazz singer of the first order recording salutes to some of the best jazz singers in the business.

After Thiele died in 1996 she never recorded again but would become a regular an PBS salutes to music of the 20th century. She died at the age of 76 in 2007.



Posted April 9, 2015 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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  1. Yes, I remember her music, I was working in the broadcasting industry during the 60’s and 70’s (in Australia!)

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