Leon Carr


American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist and conductor.
Born 10 June 1910 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Died 27 March 1976 in New York City, New York, USA.
Carr composed the off-Broadway musical "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (Lyrics By Earl Shuman), based on the short story of the same name by James Thurber, which opened at New York's Players Theatre on October 26, 1964.
He charted 36 times between 1949 and 2009 in the U.S. and U.K. "There's No Tomorrow" by Tony Martin (co-written by Eduardo di Capua, Al Hoffman & Leo Corday) hit #2 in the U.S. in 1949, as did "Hey There Lonely Girl" by Eddie Holman (co-written by Earl Shulman) in 1969. "Hotel Happiness" by Brook Benton (also co-written by Shulman) hit #3 in the U.S. in 1962. "Bell Bottom Blues" by Alma Cogan hit #4 in the U.K. in 1954 (co-written by Hal David). He also charted from a song sampled with "It Kills Me" by Melanie Fiona in 2009 in the U.S. The song spent nine weeks as #1 on the R&B chart and #43 overall (co-written by Andrea Martin, Robert Littlejohn Jr. & Leon Carr). The song samples "(Hey There) Lonely Girl" by The Softones (originally just written by Carr & Shulman).
In 1967, Carr and Shulman established their joint publishing Earleon Music (Earleon Music Corp.)--establishing it with Chappell & Co. inc.

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