Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bert Lown


 June 6, 1903-November 2 (or 20), 1962

Bert Lown  began as a sideman playing the violin in Fred Hamm's band. In the late 1920s he entered band business with Rudy Vallee. In the 1920s and 1930s he led a series of  dance bands the most famous being the Biltmore Hotel Orchestra.  Co-composer of several popular songs:  (theme) Buy Buy Blues, You're the One I Care For, By My Side and Tired. By the mid-1930s he quit leading the orchestras, becoming a booking agent and manager; eventually he left the music industry and moved on to executive positions in the television industry. He died of a heart attack in 1962 in Portland, Oregon.












Black Panther   1933


My Success   1931


Alone In A Corner   1931


Was That The Human Thing To Do  



I'm Yours   1930


Here Comes My Ball and Chain   1929


The One Girl   1930


Congratulations  HOTW


The Hour Of Parting   1931




























No comments:

Post a Comment