Episode # 1916
4/20 Billy Rose, Occasional Songwriter Sometimes Billy Rose wrote every word in a lyric. Sometimes he added or changed a single word. Sometimes he wrote nothing but threw out ideas, cajoled, and screamed until his-co-lyricist finished a song. Then he’d head for a music publisher and return with a better deal than his collaborators could have imagined. Through it all, one way or another, Billy Rose created hits and standards.