A Concert Lecture Performed by Prof. Diane Cypkin, PhD. Take an hour’s sentimental journey where, without costumes or props, Diane Cypkin will transport you to the time of the Greatest Generation. By combining her performing and teaching artistry, Dr. Cypkin skillfully tells the stories of the love songs of World War II in a way that is both entertaining and educational.
“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me),” “You’ll Never Know,” “I’ll Walk Alone,” “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “Chatanooga Choo Choo,” “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “I’ll Be Seeing You” are just some of the incomparable love songs that were exceptionally popular during World War II. Why were they so popular? Who wrote, played, and sang them? What made them unforgettable both on the fighting and home front?