"Oh I’d Rather be in Tucson”
There was a song used in 1979 to advertise Tucson to tourists. The song is "I'd Rather Be in Tucson," performed by Jean Chastain.
The song was written by Earl Wettstein, at that time a local advertising executive. The first lyrics are:
Oh, I'd rather be in Tucson,
It's like no place else on earth,
It's the last remaining Western town,
The city of my birth.
The song accompanied a commercial described as follows, "The commercial, with its enticing shots of sunsets, saguaros and swimmers, has been aired in half a dozen of the more frozen cities of the Midwest as a lure for winter visitors."
“Jean is Jean, not Linda; she’d rather be in Tucson.” Tucson Citizen. Old Pueblo section. March 22, 1979. Page 7
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