October, 2013

Peggy Lee wrote one of her most popular songs "Manaña" at the Rosarito Beach Hotel.
RBH news, October 14, 2013.

Here are the comments made by her from "Miss Peggy Lee: An Autobiography" by Peggy Lee.

... we packed our luggage and ourselves into our convertible and drove to the Rosarita Beach Hotel, down between Tijuana and Ensenada.

It was the first time I had ever been across the border, and it was fascinating. After all the stress we had been under, it was also a perfect change. The totally relaxed attitude of the people was just what we needed... I was so impressed with the seemingly happy, relaxed spirit of the place that.... you might have guessed it... it inspired me to write the song Mañana. David got his guitar out, and we had so much fun putting it all together.

Of course, we had no idea it would be such a tremendous hit. I remember when we recorded it, how contagious the happiness was. And Carmen Miranda's Brizilians, her musicians, added a lot with their effervescent samba rhythm... What a dear lady Carmen was, and the Brazilians were perfect for Mañana, when we recorded the song, we used what I believe was the first broad fade... a gradual turning down of the volume on the studio recording equipment until the sound completely fades out. In this case, though, the Brazilians actually sambaed out of the studio and down the street, playing and singing Mañana, mañana..."

It is certainly "circle of life" serendipity that the event will take place at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, where Peggy Lee wrote one of her most popular songs, Mañana, on her very first visit across the border.

Prior to the concert, there will be collector tequilas, art and memorabilia from both The Peggy Lee Estate and The Frank Sinatra Estate.

Join us for some "contagious happiness" at this one night only event
October 26th 2013 at 6pm at the Rosarito Beach Hotel!
A benefit for the Los Angelitos Orphanage
Purchase Tickets at http://peggyleerosarito.org/index.php/tickets
or At Baja's Click-on.com KM 44 on the Free Road
$40 and $25 Tickets Still Available