Dorothy Dodd

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Dorothy Dodd (1926-2006) was an Australian popular song composer and lyricist of the mid-twentieth century. She was best known for the English lyrics to the widely recorded song "Granada". Her other compositions include "The History of Love" and "Velvet Waters".[1]

Dodd studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and had her first song published, "Rainbow of Dreams", at age 20.[2]

She was President of the Fellowship of Australian Composers.[3]

Further songs composed by Dorothy include:

  • The People In The Park (The Inspiration Waltz) (music by Leila Ruth Rowland) (1948)
  • Caravan of Dreams (1945)
  • Couldn't You Learn To Love Me (1948)
  • Making A Cake For Mary (1945)
  • Overcast (1942)
  • Remember The Day (1943)
  • There's A New Kinda Moon (1948)
  • When Winter Turns To Spring (1942)
  • Boulevarde Romance (Bistro) (music by Albert Dutrieux and Henry Segers; recorded by Ray Melton) (1961).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composing is no goldmine". The Australian Women's Weekly. 34 (27). 30 November 1966. p. 27. Retrieved 20 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "Girl Combines Sport And Music". The Sunday Herald (49). Sydney. 1 January 1950. p. 10 (Sporting Section). Retrieved 20 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Major music survey". The Canberra Times. 44 (12,432). 3 October 1969. p. 15. Retrieved 20 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.