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Johnny Mercer

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Also Known As: Died: June 25, 1976
Born: November 18, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia, USA Profession: Music ...
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1936:
Found success in Hollywood for the first time by penning "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)," sung by Bing Crosby in <i>Rhythm on the Range</i>.
1942:
Founded both Capitol Records and the far less iconic Cowboy Records.
1944:
Scored a No. 2 hit with his recording of "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive."

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