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Thu June 10, 2010
Classically Trained Vocalist Takes on Challenging Role: Worst Singer Ever Recorded
In recording studios across the globe, even the most tone-deaf singers are achieving something close to perfect pitch, thanks to a computer program known as Autotune. Such was not the case in the early 20th century, when singers were rarely miked and either had a voice or didn't. Florence Foster Jenkins notoriously did not.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, MO – Yet Florence Foster Jenkins became famous for possibly being the worst singer ever recorded and is the subject of a musical comedy opening this weekend at Quality Hill Playhouse. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.