People: Jan. 7, 1966

"In the beginning . . . No mountains, no valleys, No bottom, no topless, No symphony, no jive, No Gemini 5 . . ."

Thus spake Duke Ellington, 66, in the lyrics for his swinging Genesis, In the Beginning God. Putting on the "personal statement" in his Concert of Sacred Music with the full band in Manhattan's 157-year-old Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Duke made a joyful noise indeed. So did torchy Lena Horne, who sang an exquisite Christmas Surprise, the Ellington song about the birth of Christ. In doing hip hymns for the concert, which CBS will televise Jan. 16, the...

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