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Jimmy Kennedy (born July 20, 1902, died April 6, 1984) was a songwriter predominently the lyricist putting words to existing music like Teddy Bears' Picnic and My Prayer or co writing with Michael Carr or Wilhelm Grosz or Nat Simon among others July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A teddy bears picnic is a party for young children which involves a picnic and to which the children are invited to bring their teddy bears. ... Michael Carr or Mike Carr could be Michael Carr (musician) Michael Carr (Lib Dem politician) Michael Carr (Labour politician) Michael Carr, who played the narrator of Faces of Death Michael A. Carr - Computer Game Programmer and part-time photographer. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Jimmy Kennedy was born in Omagh, Northern Ireland but grew up in Portstewart. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He taught for a while in England before embarking on a career in song writing by joining the staff of Bert Feldman a Music Publisher based in London's Tin Pan Alley. In a career spanning more than fifty years he wrote some 2000 songs, of which over 200 became world-wide hits and about 50 are all-time popular classics. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Motto: (Latin for Who would separate us?)[1] Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official language(s) English (de facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3, NI Sign Language Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 55. ... Trinity College, Dublin, corporately designated as the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ...


Until John Lennon and Paul McCartney, he had more hits in the United States than any other British songwriter. His first success came in 1931 with the Barmaids Song sung by Gracie Fields. Red Sails in the Sunset was inspired by a beautiful summer evening in Portstewart in 1935 and South of the Border by a holiday picture postcard he received from Tijuana, Mexico. While serving in the British Army's Royal Artillery, where he rose to the rank of Captain, he wrote the wartime hit, We're Gonna Hang Out Our Washing On The Siegfried Line for the BEF. His hits also include The Isle of Capri, My Prayer, The Teddy Bears' Picnic (music by John Walter Bratton), Love is Like a Violin, Hokey Cokey, Roll Along Covered Wagon. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942, Liverpool) is an English singer and songwriter. ... Red Sails in the Sunset is a popular song. ... Geography Tijuana is a city in northwestern Mexico. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Isle of Capri is a popular song. ... A teddy bears picnic is a party for young children which involves a picnic and to which the children are invited to bring their teddy bears. ... John Walter Bratton (January 21, 1867 - February 7, 1947) was an American composer and theatrical producer. ...


Many of Kennedy's songs were recorded by such famous artists as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, The Platters, Vera Lynn, Petula Clark, Paul Robeson, Perry Como, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Glen Miller and Elvis Presley. Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Platters was a successful vocal group of the early rock and roll era. ... Dame Vera Lynn, DBE, OBE (born March 20, 1917) is an English singer whose career flourished during World War II, when she was nicknamed The Forces Sweetheart. She is best known for the popular songs Well Meet Again, written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles, and The White Cliffs... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Robeson USPS Black Heritage stamp of Paul Robeson. ... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901[1] – July 6, 1971) (also known by the nickname Satchmo, for satchel-mouth, and Pops) was an American jazz musician. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 - December 15, 1944) was an American jazz musician and band leader in the Swing era. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...


Kennedy won two "Ivor Novello Awards" for his contribution to music and received an honorary degree from the New University of Ulster. He was also awarded the OBE in 1983. In 1997 he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. University of Ulster The University of Ulster (UU) is a multi-site university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest university on the Island of Ireland. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are... The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ...


Jimmy Kennedy died in Cheltenham, England and is buried in Taunton, Somerset. This article is about the town of Cheltenham in England. ...


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