Johnny Mercer

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Legal name: John Herndon Mercer


John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He was also a co-founder of Capitol Records.

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.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Two of a Kind Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 The Capitol Collector's Series Compilation Johnny Mercer 1
2007 Mosaic Select: Johnny Mercer Compilation Johnny Mercer 1
2009 Clint Eastwood Presents: Johnny Mercer "The Dream's on Me" Compilation Johnny Mercer 1
My Huckleberry Friend Compilation Johnny Mercer 1
The Best Of Compilation Johnny Mercer 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1942 Strip Polka / The Air-Minded Executive Johnny Mercer 1

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