A 'Most Happy' Discovery: Loesser's Demo Tapes
When Broadway musical composer Frank Loesser wrote his shows, he made demo recordings to demonstrate to the cast what the songs sound like. Those demos were discovered years later by Joseph Weiss, the copyright manager of Paul McCartney's publishing company, which acquired Loesser's publishing company in 1979.
This interview was originally broadcast on Dec. 4, 1992.
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