THE FIRST SINGING TELEGRAM

SINGING TELEGRAM:
A message of adoration delivered in a musical and sometimes humorous way. 


July 28, 1933
 
Western Union

A fan sends pop star Rudy Vallee a birthday greeting by telegram.  

George P. Oslin (Western Union public relations) decides this is a great opportunity.
Telegrams, often meant something tragic.  

What if they were sent in celebration?!

Lucille Lipps, an operator was asked to sing the message

over the telephone, and this became the first singing telegram.