Draft lyrics for "Good Old Days."
“I have always, since the time I can remember, been absolutely in love with songs. I knew them all. I sang them all.”
- Johnny Mercer
"Good Old Days"
Throughout his acclaimed career, Johnny:
- Wrote over 1,400 songs.
- Wrote songs for 100 motion pictures.
- Won four “Best Song” Academy Awards and was nominated 18 times.
- Wrote 23 theatrical productions, including St. Louis Woman and Li’l Abner.
- Was a top radio personality and recording artist.
- Was the co-founder and President of Capitol Records.
- Nurtured the talent of artists like Margaret Whiting, Jo Stafford, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Nat “King” Cole.
- Established the Songwriters Hall of Fame with Abe Olman and Howie Richmond.