On this day in 1923 the musical comedy Runnin' Wild opened on Broadway. One of the musical numbers was "The Charleston," which launched the dance craze for which the Twenties are famous. 1925 piano roll. Things didn't trend quite so quickly ninety years ago: the Charleston was still going strong in 1927.
Perry Friedman (1935-1995) was a Canadian folksinger who spent most of his career after 1959 in East Germany, except for a spell in the early 1970s when he returned to Canada and worked for the CBC. Read about him at The GDR Objectified. Listen to "Ich trage eine Fahne".