Garson, Mort

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Mort Garson was born in St. John, New Brunswick on July 20, 1924. Educated at Julliard School of Music, he then served with the U.S. military during World War II. He was a pianist and arranger with dance orchestras, and also a composer, and conductor. He was the accompanist for Doris Day, Patti Page, Arthur Prysock, Glenn Yarbrough, and Glen Campbell, among others. Specializing in popular lounge music, he composed "Our Day Will Come" (Ruby and the Romantics) and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (Glen Campbell). He was most productive in the 1960s when he worked for The Lettermen and several pop singers. He wrote for television specials and movies, including "Shag". He experimented with the Moog synthesizer and wrote "Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds".

From the description of Mort Garson papers, 1979-1986. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 64280464

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Birth 1924-07-20

Death 2008-01-04



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