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They Left Their Hearts in San Francisco : The Lives of Songwriters George Cory and Douglass Cross

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Award-winning writer, Christine, pulls together the life and times of songwriters George Cory and Douglass Cross, who gave the world “I Lost My Heart in San Francisco,” working with a paucity of personal papers, and without memoirs or diaries. Somewhat star-crossed, the couple, who met in the Army during World War II, never again had a hit; in fact, it was years after they penned the song, that Tony Bennett’s pianist, Ralph Sharon, found it, and passed it on to Bennett, who struck gold, rendering Cory and Cross millionaires for the remainder of their relatively short lives (neither made it to 60). Christine does his best to set the record straight on the long-time lovers, and on the song’s history itself. In the chapter called “Suppositions,” he makes a list of possible candidates who recorded the song and who might have made a hit out of it, if Tony Bennett had not done it, among them, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dinah Washington. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Music
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Bill Christine
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2017
TCIN: 53124721
UPC: 9781476669007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-5297
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