On the Market: Cape Cod home in Fairfield boasts a rich musical history

The pale yellow Cape Cod house with white shutters at 3129 Burr Street is alive with so much impressive musical history that it's easy to view this residence as a musical composition, one room flowing into the other like the notes and lyrics of a beautiful ballad.

Music undoubtedly filled the rooms of this 3,739-square-foot house when big band stars like Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Guy Lombardo and Les Brown were guests of its owner, the same man who owned the Ritz Ballroom in Bridgeport. Those are just a few of the famous names who were invited to this house when they were in town to perform at the popular Black Rock nightclub, which closed in 1961. The club was memorialized in a pictorial history titled Home of the Happy Dancers - The Story of Bridgeport, Connecticut's Ritz Ballroom, by Jeffery C. Williams.

"Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Frankie Valli, and Greta Garbo, amongst others, have been to parties here," one of the homeowners said.