Song: “The Continental”

Artist: Herb Magidson (Fred Astaire

Album: The Gay Divorcee

Year Released: 1934

Genre: Swing

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1906

Did you know? Herb Magidson won the first Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1934 for his lyrics to “The Continental”, used in film The Gay Divorcee

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