George W. Meyer

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George W. Meyer
BornJanuary 1, 1884
Boston, Massachusetts, US
DiedAugust 28, 1959
New York City, US
Genrespopular music
Occupation(s)songwriter

George William Meyer (January 1, 1884– August 28, 1959)[1] was an American Tin Pan Alley songwriter. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1884. He graduated from Roxbury High School, and began working in accountancy for Boston department stores, before moving to New York City in his mid-20s.[2]

He wrote the music for the songs "For Me and My Gal", "In the Land of Beginning Again", "There Are Such Things", and many others. Meyer had a publishing company, Geo. W. Meyer Co., located at the Exchange Building, 143 West 45th Street, New York City, where he published his songs and the songs of other songwriters.[3][4][5] He collaborated with eminent lyricists of his era, including Joe Young, Grant Clarke, Roy Turk, Arthur Johnston, Al Bryan, Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz, Pete Wendling, Abel Baer and Stanley Adams.[2]

Meyer also wrote the score for a Broadway show, Dixie to Broadway, and songs for films, such as Footlights and Fools (1929).[2]

He died in New York City in 1959, aged 75.[1] Meyer was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 1679/80. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. ^ a b c d "George W. Meyer | Songwriters Hall of Fame". Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  3. ^ American Popular Songs, From the Revolutionary War to the Present, edited by David Ewen, Random House, New York (1966)
  4. ^ The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, Third Edition, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, New York (1966)
  5. ^ ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, Fourth Edition, compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers by Jaques Cattell Press; R.R. Bowker (1980)
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music - Volume 1. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 59, 123, 168, 239, 263, 325, 329, 363, 426). ISBN 978-0-7864-2798-7.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "George W. Meyer | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  8. ^ a b c d Parker, Bernard S. (2007). World War I Sheet Music - Volume 2. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 663, 667, 669, 807. ISBN 978-0-7864-2799-4.

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