Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ross Loss

A lot of my favorite Broadway tunes come from the class that arose in the 50s--Bock and Harnick, Kander and Ebb, Strouse and Adams, Schmidt and Jones, Stephen Sondheim.  But the first team that really made it from this era was Adler and Ross, who wrote The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees, major hits from '54 and '55.

Who knows what would have happened next if Jerry Ross hadn't died shockingly young, on November 11, 1955, at the age of 29.


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