Edgar Leslie

born on 31/12/1885 in Stamford, CT, United States

died on 27/1/1976 in New York City, NY, United States

Edgar Leslie

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Edgar Leslie (December 31, 1885 – January 22, 1976) was an American songwriter. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut. His first song, Lonesome (1909), was an immediate success, recorded by the Haydn Quartet and again by Byron G. Harlan. Other notable artists recorded his early works. Among them were Nat M. Wills, Julian Rose, Belle Baker, Lew Dockstader, James Barton and Joe Welch.[1]

A founding member of the ASCAP in 1914, Leslie served as its director from 1931 to 1941 and from 1947 to 1953. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.[2]

Leslie's best-known songs include Among My Souvenirs, For Me And My Gal, Hello, Hawaii, How Are You? and Moon Over Miami.[3]


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