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Edwards, Sherman

Born: 1919 AD
Died: 1981 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Songwriter

1919 – Born in New York City on the 4th of April.

1955 – "Dungaree Doll!, a hit for Eddie Fisher.

1957 – "Wonderful, Wonderful", a success for Johnny Mathis.

1959 – Broken Hearted Melody", a hit for Sarah Vaughan.

1960 – "Flaming Star", the theme song for the Elvis Presley film

1962 – "Johnny Get Angry", a hit for Joanie Sommers.

1966 – "See You In September", a hit for The Happenings.

1969 – It opened at the 46th Street Theatre on the 16th of March and ran for 1217 performances.

1776 – Edwards’ crowning achievement was the musical  for which he wrote both lyrics and music.

         – The show depicts the meeting of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia culminating with the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

         – Won a Tony Award for Best Musical.

1981 – Died on the 30th of March.