In which Rosemary Clooney dies…

After I went to Los Angeles for the first time, Kerry – my West Coast correspondent – sent me a tape of songs to listen to. It was a really odd selection of tunes – but most of them I’m still listening to. One song has spread like wildfire – wherever I play it people want to know wht it is – people at work even hum it now whenever it comes on. The song is ‘Mambo Italiano’ by Rosemary Clooney, who died on Saturday aged 74.