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1903 Frankie Carle (March 25, 1903–March 7, 2001) was an American pianist and bandleader. As a very popular bandleader in the 1940s and 1950s, Carle was nicknamed "The Wizard of the Keyboard", He started out working with a number of mainstream dance bands. He received attention when he joined Horace Heidt's band, later becoming co-leader of the band. He left Heidt's band in 1944 to form his own. His daughter, Marjorie Hughes, was the lead female singer. Carle had several major hits in the 1940s and early 1950s, including his theme song, "Sunrise Serenade" and "Oh! What It Seemed To Be!" His band disbanded after 1955 and he performed mainly as a soloist thereafter. Carle died of natural causes in Mesa, Arizona in 2001, a few weeks shy of his 98th birthday.
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1909 Jerry Livingston (né Jerry Levinson; b. March 25, 1909, Denver, CO; d. July 1, 1987, Beverly Hills, CA) was an American songwriter, and dance orchestra pianist. Jerry Livingston, was composer of “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” and “Casper the Friendly Ghost,” His filmography includes Cinderella, At War With the Army, Sailor Beware, Jumping Jacks. He also wrote scores for early television series including Shirley Temple Storybook and Jack and the Beanstalk. Title songs for film and TV include “The Hanging Tree”, “Room for One More”, “Cat Ballou”, “77 Sunset Strip”, “Bourbon Street Beat”, “Hawaiian Eye”, “Surfside 6”, “The Roaring Twenties”, “Casper the Friendly Ghost”, “Bugs Bunny Theme” and “Lawman.” Collaborating with songwriters such as Mack David, Al Hoffman, Al Neiburg, Marty Symes, Milton Drake, Paul Francis Webster, Dan Shapiro, Ralph Freed, Mann Curtis, Helen Deutsch, Mitchell Parish, Milton Berle, Allen Roberts and Bob Merrill, Livingston produced a string of hit songs including “When It’s Darkness on the Delt”, “Under a Blanket of Blue”, “I’ve Got an Invitation to a Dance”, “Oh, Oh, What Do You Know About Love?”, “Just a Kid Named Joe”, “I’d Give a Million Tomorrows”, “Story of a starry Night”, “Close to You”, “What’s the Good Word, Mr. Bluebird?”, “Mairzy Doats”, “Fuzzy Wuzzy”, “I’ve a Big Girl Now”, “Promises”, “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night” and others.
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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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