Portrait of Johnny : the life of John Herndon Mercer / Gene LeesPublication details: Milwaukee, MI : Hal Leonard, 2004Description: 360 s. : illISBN:
- 782.42164/092 B 22
- ML423.M446 L44 2004
- Lz Mercer, Johnny
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A poignant biography and candid portrait of a great American lyricist of the 20th century, the book is also a deeply personal memoir by one of Johnny Mercer's best friends. Moon River, Black Magic, Laura, Satin Doll - the honor roll of Mercer's songs is endless. Both Oscar Hammerstein II and Alan Jay Lerner called him the greatest lyricist in the English language, and he was perhaps the best-loved and certainly the best-known songwriter of his generation.