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Johnny Mercer papers

 Collection
Identifier: M001
Abstract: John Herndon Mercer (1909-1976), a native of Savannah, Georgia, began writing songs at the age of fifteen and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. His catalog includes many numbers that have become American classics, and his activities as lyricist, composer, performer and businessman span a period of nearly five decades. The Johnny Mercer papers consist of biographical materials (including an unpublished autobiography), correspondence, drafts and...
Dates: 1885-1981

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  • Subject: correspondence X
  • Subject: Popular music X
  • Subject: Savannah (Ga.) X
  • Subject: Sound recording industry X
  • Repository: Special Collections X
  • Names: Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 X