Peggy Lee began her musical career signing for regional big bands in North Dakota, Minnesota, and St. Louis, Missouri before getting her first number one hit, “Somebody Else Is Taking My Place” in 1942. Her singles continued to chart, and in 1943, she recorded her trademark hit, "Why Don't You Do Right." She would eventually sign with Capitol Records and garner over two dozen charting singles before the end of the decade.
In 1955, Lee and her husband Dave Barbour wrote the songs for Disney's animated feature, Lady and the Tramp, with Lee singing several of the vocal parts.
Lee has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, and countless others. She is the only woman to have Top Ten pop hits in the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. In 1994, despite being confined to a wheelchair, she performed a sold-out show at London's Royal Festival Hall.
In 1992, Lee and Chesky Records teamed up to produce Moments Like This, Lee's last studio album. Recorded at the end of a triumphant engagement at New York's Hilton Hotel that drew rave reviews from all the New York critics, Moments Like This continued Lee's illustrious recorded legacy.