John Klenner

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John Klenner (24 February 1899 – 13 August 1955[1]) was a German-born American pianist and composer. He composed both classical and popular music and is best known for writing the song "Just Friends" with Sam M. Lewis in 1931.[2]

Compositions[edit]

Concertante
  • Fantasia for viola and orchestra
Vocal
  • "Down the River of Golden Dreams" (1930)
  • "Heartaches" (1931)
  • "Just Friends" (1931)
  • "Round the Bend of the Road" (1932)
  • "Smoke Dreams" (1937)
  • "On the Street of Regret" (1942)[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jasen, David A. (1988). Tin Pan Alley: The Composers, the Songs, the Performers and Their Times: The Golden Age of American Popular Music from 1886 to 1956. D.I. Fine. p. 131. ISBN 978-1-55611-099-3. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Jeremy. "John Klenner Biography". JazzBiographies.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 

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