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DECEMBER 26

MARTY GOLD + STEVE ALLEN
Martin Gold (born December 26, 1915, in New York, New York) is a composer, pianist, and bandleader. As a boy he won recitals in Town Hall. Gold is probably best known as the composer of the song "Tell Me Why" which was a major hit for The Four Aces in 1951. Gold was the pianist and arranger for the Korn Kobblers, a popular 1940's novelty group billed as "America's most nonsensical dance band". As arranger, he has worked with such bands as Ben Bernie's and Charlie Barnet's, and he became associated with the Three Suns as far back as 1948. Also he is well known as conductor of many current recording sessions for major labels, including such names as the aforementioned Four Aces and Sarah Vaughan, Georgia Gibbs, Patti Page,Vaughn Monroe, and others. Among his compositions are Give Me the Right, It's Dawn Again, Tell Me Why, Bright Red Convertible, and other popular tunes. Gold has teamed with Sid Ramin frequently on many of the Three Suns and Orchestral albums on RCA and VIK.
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1921 Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen (Death: October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, musician, actor, comedian, and writer. Allen was a pianist, and a prolific composer, having penned over 14,000 songs, one of which was recorded by Perry Como and Margaret Whiting, others by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Les Brown, and Gloria Lynne. Allen won a Grammy award in 1963 for best jazz composition, with his song The Gravy Waltz. Wikipedia Bio | Search Amazon.com for Steve" Allen Steve Allen Songbook

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DAVID ROSE

DAVID ROSE
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David Rose (June 15, 1910August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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This web page is dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor DAVID ROSE and his contributions to popular music With many standards including "Holiday For Strings", "Our Waltz", and scores for TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House On The Prairie".

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