Happy Birthday to you Leonard Bernstein!

August 25, 1918 – Birthdate of Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990).

Volumes could be written about this man and his influence on modern music.  And many have been, including “Leonard Bernstein” by Humphrey Burton, “Leonard Bernstein:  American Original” by Burton Bernstein and Barbara Haws, “Leonard Bernstein:  An American Musician”, from the Jewish Lives series written by Allen Shawn, and many more.

Bernstein is probably best known for his composition of the music for “West Side Story” the modern-day Romeo and Juliet musical.

The stamp shown here was issued by the U.S. Postal Service on July 10, 2001 in the city of New York.  It is Scott Catalog No. 3521.



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