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Fascinatin' Rhythm #2051: Johnny Mercer Starts a Company, 12/19/20

Dec 14, 2020

Capitol Records 1942

Episode #2051

Johnny Mercer Starts a Company   In 1942, Johnny Mercer became the only songwriter ever to found a major record company. He, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn Wallichs teamed up to start Capitol Records, but it was Mercer’s idea. And popular music changed as a result.