John DeVries

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John DeVries (December 2, 1915 – April 17, 1992)[1] was an American lyricist, interior designer and illustrator.

He was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania in 1915.[1] Collaborating with the pianist Joe Bushkin, he wrote the lyrics for many songs, the most famous being "Oh! Look at Me Now", a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1941. They also wrote "There'll be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin" later during the Second World War when they were in the army; it was recorded by several artists. DeVries also wrote songs with Eddie Condon.[2]

He was an interior designer for celebrated New Yorkers, and for jazz clubs in New York, including Eddie Condon's on 54th Street in the 1970s. He was an illustrator for advertising and for books and music publishing, including album covers.[2]


  1. ^ a b John DeVries on IMDb
  2. ^ a b John DeVries, 76, Lyricist and Artist; Versatile Designer The New York Times, April 28, 1992. Accessed August 29, 2017.