born on 17/9/1901 in Knox, IN, United States
died on 10/8/1963
Stuart Graham Steven Gorrell (September 17, 1901 August 10, 1963) is best known for writing the lyrics for the song "Georgia on My Mind".
Born in Knox, Indiana, Gorrell attended Indiana University; there he became friends with fellow student Hoagy Carmichael. After hearing Carmichael play the newly composed melody at a party, Gorrell stayed up all night with Carmichael working on the song and ended up writing lyrics for it.
Gorrell became a banker and never wrote another lyric in his life.
- http://www.national-anthems.org/history.php National Anthems.Org entry for "Georgia on My Mind"
- Stuart Gorrell at the Internet Movie Database
- Stuart Gorrell at MusicBrainz