Day-O is one of the most widely heard songs of modern times. It recently debuted on the Broadway stage in a musical based on the movie Beetlejuice. For years it’s been played at sports stadiums and was even used as a wake-up call for astronauts.
Day-O was written by Brooklyn-born Irving Burgie, who turned 95 last Sunday.
WBGO’s Jon Kalish reports on Burgie's struggle for recognition of his accomplishments.