On August 25th, 1988, there was a Bernstein@70 concert in honor of composer, pianist, conductor Leonard Bernstein. Among the many show biz and musical elites performing significant pieces from his career from WEST SIDE STORY to excerpts from his symphonic works to pieces from classical composers that Bernstein had conducted, there was this little ditty.
It’s Lauren Bacall singing “The Saga of Lenny,” a parody of Kurt Weil’s and Ira Gershwin’s “The Saga of Jenny,” with new lyrics by some kid named Stephen Sondheim.
Leonard Bernstein died two years later. If you want to learn more about his career at the Leonard Bernstein office web site by clicking here.