Johnny Mercer

~ Person

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 the 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 Best Original Song Oscars.

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

Album + Compilation

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

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
An Evening with Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer 1


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

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Saint Louis Woman-OBC Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer 1

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