Barbara Lee George: born in Birmingham, Alabama, the youngest of three children. Barbara's parents, Margo and Frank George, met in a music store and as Margo climbed a latter to retrieve some sheet music for Frank... Frank forgot all about Betty Grable and heard wedding bells for Margo. Over the next 6 years, as the George family grew, so did their musical influences. As Birmingham's on-air hostess of a Live Jazz radio show, Margo introduced the children to jazz, while Frank introduced Barbara and her brothers to classical music. Frank was the associate conductor and manager of the Birmingham Pop Symphony Orchestra.
Consequently Barbara's introduction to music was quite diverse. At the age of nine, Barbara wrote her first classical composition on her first instrument, the piano. She soon began experimenting with different genres. To date, Barbara has written scores of songs in a variety of genres; pop, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, symphonic, reggae, country and calypso, on a variety of instruments; piano, violin, mandolin and guitar.
In 1990 New York's environmental organization, Orange Environment, adopted one of Barbara's compositions, "The Earth Anthem" as their official Earth Day Anthem. Later that year she was nominated for a United Earth/Nobel Prize for this song along with her children's book, which she wrote and illustrated to encourage children to embrace their cultural diversity as well as the diversity of our Universe.
April 22, 2010, Barbara released a revised edition of her children's book with a live reading at the Rose Center For Earth And Space at the New York's Hayden Planetarium in the American Museum of Natural History. This spectacular book is replete with images from NASA and of course the status of Pluto has been updated to "Plutoid". Her happily orbiting, whimsical characters rhyme in time as they compare the planets and ultimately the Sun answers the question..."What makes the Earth so special?" "People!" Said the Sun
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