Spring 2003 Newsletter
Bill Munroe
584 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Dear Friends:

The Teresa Brewer Center on the Internet has gotten a face-lift! Among other things, the 2003 renovation has a large selection of new photos, including a couple of shots of Teresa with her family that add a very nice personal touch. There is also a section with selected studio stills from her movie, "Those Redheads from Seattle," and glossies from various stages of her career. Scattered throughout the website, also, are photos of pieces of sheet music with Teresa's picture on the front as well as reproductions of quite a few of her album covers. And, if that's not enough, there are new or revised sections such as Teresa Updates, Celebrity Quotes, Fan Quotes, Frequently Asked Questions, New Products/Resources, and Fan Services.

Since its inception, the site has been a continual work-in-progress, and more pictures and special features will be added in the future. As always, the website has a smart, professional look, and we think you'll be very pleased with -- and appreciative of -- all of the good work that the creative Chris Cotton has put into it. Chris's endeavors have paid off, and paid off beautifully. In fact, the Teresa Brewer Center has already had about 40,000 "hits," an affirmation, indeed, of its excellent and informative content. The site's address is www.teresafans.org. Check it out!

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Since fan club Newsletter of last year, there have been the releases here in the States of two more Teresa Brewer compact disc and cassette compilations that will interest you.

The first set, offered by the Beautiful Music Company, is entitled "Teresa Brewer Treasury" and it features 24 of Teresa's hits and other favorites. Along with almost a dozen Teresa Brewer chartmakers (including, among others, "A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl," "Ricochet," "Anymore," "Let Me Go, Lover!," "A Tear Fell" and "Music! Music! Music!") are such all-time standards as "Mockin' Bird Hill," "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "My Happiness."

The Good Music Company CD and cassette offering, the 19-track "The Best of Teresa Brewer," was originally available only in Great Britain. Now, we fans here in the States can order it easily from this Pennsylvania-based company. The album has all the gold records, plus a number of lesser, though no less important, hits: "The Banjo's Back in Town," "Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now," "Have You Ever Been Lonely [Have You Ever Been Blue]?," etc. What makes this package such a find is the inclusion of two new-to-CD songs, "How Important Can It Be?" and "How Do You Know It's Love?" You all know that "How Important Can It Be?" was the flip of "Pleding My Love," and was a double-sided hit for Teresa in 1955. And, although the delightful "How Do You Know It's Love?" never made the hit parade here in the States, it reached the Top-25 in Great Britain in 1960.

For your convenience, you can order "The Best of Teresa Brewer" with a credit card by calling 1-800-538-4200. (Visit the company's website at www.yestermusic.com. The phone number to use in order to purchase the "Teresa Brewer Treasury" is 1-631-261-0200.

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We're happy to end this abbreviated Newsletter with more good news: Teresa's third -- and newest -- great-grandchild, Aidan Ahearn, was welcomed into the world this past summer. The baby boy's parents are Teresa's grandson and his wife, Ian and Kelly -- and the report from all fronts is he's "absolutely beautiful." Congratulations to all!

More next time.