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    Turk, Roy (20th September 1892-30th November 1934)

    He is a lyricist born in New York, New York.  He studied at the City College in New York and was in the US Navy during WWI.  He wrote lyrics for vaudeville artists before writing for publishers on Tin Pan Alley.   He has worked in collaboration with composers such as Lou Handman, George Meyer and Arthur Johnson and he saw his greatest success when he teamed up with the composer Fred E. Ahlert and together they had hit songs such as "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", "Mean to Me" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home".  His songs have appeared in the films Babe: Pig in the City, Mona Lisa Smile and Look Who's Talking Too amongst many others.  He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 1970.  He died in Hollywood in 1934 aged 42.

     

    I'll Get By (Fred E. Ahlert/Roy Turk)

    Living Strings

    Music & Memories 2374C (2CD: Among My Souvenirs)

     

    Jerry Vale

    Columbia 074646 63575 21 (CD: I Remember Buddy)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Turk
    2. http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibit_home_page.asp?exhibitId=44
    3. http://imdb.com/name/nm0877172/

     

     

     

     



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