Monday, November 11, 2019


Jerome Kern died of a cerebral hemorrhage on this day in 1945.  He was only 60.  He'd been writing hits for Broadway, not to mention London and Hollywood, for 40 years at that point.

He was perhaps the greatest melodist of his time.  And though his music flows like no one else's, it was apparently painstaking work, where he'd try each note available before he found the right one.  It was worth the effort.


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