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1896 - Ira Gershwin (Died August 17, 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the classic popular songs of the 20th century...


Lyrics on Several Occasions (Limelight)George And Ira Gershwin In Hollywood: Motion Picture Soundtrack Anthology

Historic Print (L): [Ira Gershwin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, holding cigarette]The Complete Lyrics Of Ira Gershwin

1887 - JOSEPH LAMB Joseph Francis Lamb (Death: September 3, 1960) was a noted American composer of ragtime music. Lamb, of Irish descent, was the only non-African American of the "Big Three" composers of classical ragtime, the other two being Scott Joplin and James Scott.

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Complete Stark Rags of Joseph F LambJoseph Lamb: A Study in Classic Ragtime

1920 - David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (born December 6, 1920) is an American jazz pianist. He has written a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranges from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities. His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the Dave Brubeck Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five".

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Dave Brubeck - Greatest HitsJazz Impressions of New York

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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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