“Good Old Days”

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

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.