This Day in Jewish History / Barbra Streisand Signs Her First Record Deal

Streisand's manager insisted she hold out for a contract with prestigious Columbia, which finally gave in - and she never looked back.

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October 1, 1962, is the day that 20-year-old Barbra Streisand signed her first record contract. The LP that emerged from the deal, called simply “The Barbra Streisand Album,” was recorded in January 1963 and...