not exactly OKOM, but: obit for Bart Howard, the composer of "Fly
Me to the Moon''
tubaman at batnet.com
Tue Feb 24 09:40:37 PST 2004
Bart Howard, the composer of ``Fly Me to the Moon'' and of cabaret
songs recorded by Mabel Mercer, Johnny Mathis and many others, died
Saturday in Carmel, N.Y. He was 88 and lived in North Salem, N.Y.
The cause was complications from a stroke, said his companion of 58
years, Thomas Fowler.
Mr. Howard's signature song, originally titled ``In Other Words,'' was
introduced in 1954 by the cabaret singer Felicia Sanders. Its
popularity spread after Peggy Lee sang it on ``The Ed Sullivan Show''
in 1960, and it became a bona fide hit in a 1962 bossa nova
instrumental version by Lee's conductor, Joe Harnell.
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