Little Peggy March

Performing Thursday, January 30, 2020

Little Peggy March, who will be a special guest Friday at the 2020 Winter Dance Party, was 5 years old when she won her first singing contest, which led to her becoming a regular on “Rex Trailor’s Stars of Tomorrow,” a popular TV show in the Philadelphia area.

She was discovered at age 13 singing at a wedding and was introduced to the record producer duo Hugo & Luigi. They gave her the nickname Little Peggy March because of her 4-foot, 10-inch height, the fact that she was 13, her birthdate was in March and the first record she did with them was “Little Me.”

In April 1963, her single “I Will Follow Him,” reached No. 1 on U.S. charts, making her the youngest female singer — age 15 — with a No. 1 hit.

Peggy’s singles “I Wish I Were a Princess” and “Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love” made the Top 30 in the United States and the United Kingdom. “The Impossible Happened” and “(I’m Watching) Every Little Move You Make” written by Paul Anka also charted in the U.S.

Today, Peggy can be found on cruise ships, at outdoor festivals and in concert halls around the world singing her heart out.