Johnny Mercer, Savannah, Georgia, lyricist, Moon River, Old Black Magic 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.
Dorothy Collins (November 18, 1926 – July 21, 1994) was a popular American singer, actress, and recording artist. Born in Windsor Ontario, pop singer, and vocalist on TV's Your Hit Parade. She was born Marjorie Chandler in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and adopted her stage name in her mid-teens.
Friday August 18 is Hawaii Statehood Day - *We will be sharing many of the popular songs of The Islands this week to commemorate Hawaii Statehood celebrations. More about Statehood Day*