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Johnny Mercer's Biography

John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as those written by others. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than fifteen hundred songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. He received nineteen Academy Award nominations, and won four. Mercer was also a co-founder of Capitol Records.

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Harry Connick Jr at the Johnny Mercer Theather, Savannah, Georgia Feb 27, 2007  (e)
Harry Connick Jr at the Johnny Mercer Theather, Savannah, Georgia Feb 27, 2007 (e)
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  • History, charming streetscapes and live oaks in two Southern cities, ...

      News Source: New Europe | 10 months ago
    Ga. (AP) In "Gone With the Wind," Scarlett O'Hara, comparing Savannah and Charleston to the much younger city of Atlanta, called the older locales "aged grandmothers fanning themselves placidly in the sun." Today the two waterfront cities are among
  • D'Angelico Guitars Shakes Up Music World By Resurrecting Iconic Models

      News Source: PRWeb | over 1 year ago" title="D’Angelico Guitars">D’Angelico Guitars announces a major expansion of its best-selling line of authorized reissues of iconic D’Angelico Guitar models during 2013. The effort will be supported by its “Reborn”
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      News Source: London Review of Books | almost 2 years ago
    The first is an inability to look with much care at any view out of step with inherited convictions, as too upsetting to be fully registered. In this case, we have claims that I fail to attribute any political acumen or historical agency to Gandhi or

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