Legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer born today in 1909
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, including "Moon River", "Days of Wine and Roses", "Autumn Leaves", and "Hooray for Hollywood". He wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. He even co-founded Capitol Records! Hear some of his hits on these channels.
The Johnny Mercer Songbook
Many dozens of versions of songs written by composer, lyricist, and vocalist Johnny Mercer