born on 31/12/1885 in Stamford, CT, United States
died on 27/1/1976 in New York City, NY, United States
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.
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.
Leslie's best-known songs include Among My Souvenirs, For Me And My Gal, Hello, Hawaii, How Are You? and Moon Over Miami.
- Tin Pan Alley: an encyclopedia of the golden age of American song by David A. Jasen, (New York: Routledge, 2003.) p. 248-249
- Edgar Leslie biography. songwritershalloffame.org. Retrieved: April 29, 2013.
- Edgar Leslie song catalog. songwritershalloffame.org. Retrieved: April 29, 2013.
- Edgar Leslie at Allmusic.
- Edgar Leslie at Wikifonia.
- Edgar Leslie at the Sheet Music Consortium.
- Edgar Leslie in July 15, 1967 edition of Billboard.
- Edgar Leslie on Victor Records.
- Edgar Leslie on Edison Records.
- Edgar Leslie at the Internet Archive