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Celebrating Yip

CELEBRATING YIP: On Yip Harburg’s 117th birthday (Monday April 8, 2013) the Yip Harburg Foundation's Rainbow Troupe performers sang several of Yip's songs including “Over the Rainbow,” “It's Only a Paper Moon” and “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime.” The show starts at 4:30pm at the Tompkins Square Library in Manhattan.

Ernie Harburg Statement

Following the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Apr. 8, 2013, the recording of “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” (music by Harold Arlen, lyric by Yip Harburg) from the soundtrack of the 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz became an overnight best seller in the United Kingdom after a social media campaign … Continue Reading ››