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28 June 1902, Hammells Station, Arverne, Long Island, New York, USA, d. 30 December 1979, New York, USA. One of the all-time great composers for the musical theatre, Rodgers was raised in a comfortable middle-class family and developed an early love of music. Encouraged by his parents, he was able to pick out a tune on the piano at the age of four, and wrote his first songs, ‘Campfire Days’ and ‘Auto Show Girl’ (lyric: David Dyrenforth), when he was 14. Many years later,... Read more

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