Stanley Adams (singer)

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Stanley Adams (August 14, 1907[1] – January 27, 1994)[2] was an American lyricist and songwriter. He wrote the English lyrics for the song "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" (song written by the Mexican composer María Grever in 1934) and the English lyrics for "La Cucaracha." Adams was the president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers between 1953 and 1956, and again from 1959 until 1980.[2]

In 1988, Adams was awarded the Board of Directors Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[3]

Born in Manhattan, New York, Adams died in Manhasset, New York from cancer, at age 86.[2]


  1. ^ "Adams, Stanley". Who Was Who in America, 1993-1996, vol. 11. New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 2. ISBN 0837902258. 
  2. ^ a b c Published: January 28, 1994 (1994-01-28). "Stanley Adams, 86, Ex-Ascap President". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  3. ^ "1988 Award and Induction Ceremony". Songwriters Hall of Fame. 1987-01-01. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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