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 James “Jimmy” Kennedy

James “Jimmy” Kennedy

Birth
Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death 6 Apr 1984 (aged 81)
Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Staplegrove, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England
Plot Churchyard
Memorial ID 20371 · View Source
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Composer. Born in Omagh, Ireland, he is regarded as one of the best popular songwriters of the 20th Century. In the course of his career, he wrote more than 2,000 songs overall and their sales in sheet music and records reached into the millions. His memorable songs included "Harbor Lights", ''Red Sails in the Sunset'', "South of the Border", "The Teddy Bear's Picnic", "The Isle of Capri" and ''April in Portugal''. He died in Cheltenham, England and was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20371
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James “Jimmy” Kennedy (20 Jul 1902–6 Apr 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20371, citing St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Staplegrove, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .