Era Inducted To: Radio Era
Powder Your Face With Sunshine, recorded by Evelyn Knight and The Stardusts, was released in 1949 and quickly rose to the top of the music charts, staying there for over five months. The song would be a second #1 hit for Knight over a six-month period. The sheet music for Powder Your Face With Sunshine had four printings.
Carmen Lombardo wrote the music to Powder Your Face With Sunshine, while the lyrics were penned by Stanley Rochinski, who sadly became a paraplegic during World War II. Lombardo received a certificate from the Disabled American Veterans of the World War in 1949 for meritorious and exceptional service in enriching the life of disabled veteran Stanley Rochinski, by co-authoring the popular hit song.
The songs popularity was revived in 1990 when it was used in the film LA Confidential.
COVER ARTISTS INCLUDE: Dean Martin, Sammy Kaye, Doris Day & Buddy Clark, Guy Lombardo, Kay Starr, Frank Sinatra, and Donald Peers