Al Lewis

born on 18/4/1901 in New York City, NY, United States

died on 4/4/1967 in New York City, NY, United States

Al Lewis (lyricist)

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Al Lewis (April 18, 1901, New York City – April 4, 1967, New York City) is thought of mostly as a Tin Pan Alley era lyricist; however, he did write music on occasion as well. Professionally he was most active during the 1920s working into the 1950s. During this time, he most often collaborated with popular songwriters Al Sherman and Abner Silver. Among his most famous songs are "Blueberry Hill" and "You Gotta Be a Football Hero".

Songwriters on Parade

Between 1931 and 1934, during the last days of Vaudeville, Lewis and several other hitmakers of the day performed in a revue called "Songwriters on Parade", performing all across the Eastern seaboard on the Loew's and Keith circuits.

Hit songs

  • 1926 "Gonna Get a Girl" composed by Howard Simon
  • 1929 "He's So Unusual"
  • 1929 "Good Morning, Good Evening, Good Night"
  • 1930 "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight"
  • 1931 "Ninety-Nine Out of a Hundred", a Rudy Vallee hit vocal.
  • 1931 "Got the Bench, Got the Park"
  • 1933 "Now's the Time to Fall in Love", an Eddie Cantor hit vocal.
  • 1933 "You Gotta Be a Football Hero"
  • 1936 "Hypnotized"
  • 1940 "Blueberry Hill"
  • 1941 "Rose O'Day"
  • 1959 "I'm Ready" with Fats Domino & Sylvester Bradford
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