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Isham Jones

  • Birth 31 Jan 1894 Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1956 Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Twilight
  • Memorial ID 2078

Composer. Born in Coalton, Ohio, he a prolific songwriter and led one of the most popular dance bands of the 1920s and 1930s. In his early career, he was a saxophonist in bands and eventually began his own Isham Jones Orchestra which toured throughout the United States and Europe. He wrote many hit songs such as "It Had to Be You", "I'll See You In My Dreams", "There is No Greater Love", "My Best to You", "Indiana Moon" and "You've Got Me Crying Again". He died in Hollywood California and was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2078
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isham Jones (31 Jan 1894–19 Oct 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2078, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .