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Johnny Mercer

Songwriter (18-Nov-1909 — 25-Jun-1976)


Bob Bach; Ginger Mercer. Our Huckleberry Friend: The Life, Times, and Lyrics of Johnny Mercer. Lyle Stuart. 1982. 252pp.

Philip Furia. Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer. Macmillan. 2003. 328pp.

Gene Lees. Portrait of Johnny: The Life of John Herndon Mercer. Hal Leonard Corporation. 2006. 360pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.413)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.474)

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.960)

  9. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.372)

  10. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.655)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.496)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.352)

  13. American Songwriters (pp.279-82)

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