Vanessa Carlton has been hailed as one of the greatest female performers of all time. Her extensive body of work spanned four decades, including several decades with The Supremes. She was also a beloved member of The Monkees. She rose to fame in the late sixties and seventies, when she was a well known face on television’s “I Love Lucy” as the happily ever after couple. That show launched her long and illustrious career. Today, she continues to be a beloved artist, actress, and piano player.
A young woman of 17, Vanessa Carlton had a passion for music from a very early age. When she was a teenager, she learned to play the piano, playing both the upright bass with her classmates at school. After moving on to higher levels of education, she pursued a career in concert piano, although she didn’t actually learn to play an instrument in a band until she was twenty years old. Following a brief stint in television, she decided to pursue a recording career, and was immediately successful, signing with Jannick Scott & The World Below in 1969.
Vanessa Carlton Measurements
|Figure Measurements||32-24-34 in|
|Body Size||34 inches|
|Bra Size||36B (US)|
|Waist Size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips Size||33 in / 86 cm|
|Height||5 ft 9 in / 174 cm|
|Weight||126 lb / 57 kg|
A pianist by trade, Vanessa Carlton quickly became known as a versatile performer who could seamlessly sing, play the piano, dance, and act. It was apparent from her very first album, which she released in 1971, that Carlton had the ability to draw from a variety of musical influences. Those influences included ballet, classical music, jazz, folk, and pop. Her first album was a hit, so much so that it was turned into a popular movie. The movie, which went on to become a huge hit, led to the recording of another four albums, which made Carlton a name known throughout the world.
The original “I Love Lucy” piano song by Lewis Carroll was inspired by the life of Vanessa Carlton. She had the wonderful habit of starting a new story with each piano piece, and the resulting music was nothing short of amazing. She had many of the same characteristics that Lewis Carroll himself had, a beautiful smile, lovely blue eyes, and the undeniable voice that come out of the mouth of a master artiste. A young listener might not have been able to picture such a charming personality, but as she grew older, and the scope of her music changed, she was able to hone and expand upon her skills.
Following the success of the “I Love Lucy” piano album, another set of songs was released, this time an original score for a motion picture. The film, which was set to be directed by Henry Silva Whitewood, was a box office smash. The subsequent four studio albums, “My Sweet Lord,” “Tears In Heaven,” “My Life Is Like A River,” and “A Boy Becomes A Man,” were all recorded by the talented Vanessa Carlton. Not one of them was a sure seller, but all of them were successful, selling over five hundred copies in the first week alone.
A Boy Becomes A Man was recorded by Vanessa Carlton as part of the “I Love Lucy” album, and as an added bonus to her My Life Is Like A River CD cover. The song was a huge hit, selling over seventy thousand copies. It is one of only two songs from the original “I Love Lucy” album that has ever reached number one in the US. Other songs from the same album that also made the charts include “Sweets valance” and “Pray You Away.”