Peter Derose


Peter Derose Famous memorial

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 23 Apr 1953 (aged 57)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 4017 View Source

Songwriter. Born in New York City, he began his career writing songs for Broadway musicals in the 1920s. He became a performer on the NBC radio show "Sweethearts of the Air", which broadcast for over 15 years. As a composer his catalog boasts some of the highest charting songs of the 1930's and 1940's including, "Muddy Water", "I Just Roll Along", "Wagon Wheels", "Somebody Loves You", "Deep Purple", "I Hear America Singing", "Evening Star" and "As Years Go By". He died in New York City and was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 15 Nov 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Derose (10 Mar 1896–23 Apr 1953), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4017, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .