When the advent of stereo changed the way people listened to their music, Goddard Lieberson, then President of Columbia Records, decided to re-do the label’s most successful Broadway cast album in this new format that featured the same principals, Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. The show opened in London at the Drury Lane on April 30, 1958 where it went on to play a total of 2,281 performances.
On this day in 1959 the Original London Cast Recording LP of My Fair Lady (1959) was released. Join us as our turntable’s will be spinning this recording today! Check out the new pressing of the 1956 cast recording here.
If you don’t have the vinyl, don’t worry! Join us in listening below on Spotify.