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Songs just don’t get any more famous than Hoagy Carmichael‘s “Stardust” (lyrics by Mitchell Parrish).blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

Here’s John Edward Hasse’s opening paragraph for the Masterpiece column in the Wall Street Journal’s Review section:blank vertical space, 24 pixels high

What is probably the most-recorded American song in history began as melodic fragments imagined by a former Indiana University student named Hoagland “Hoagy” Carmichael.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

When he finished fiddling with his wordless tune, he had the beginnings of an American classic, “Stardust,” that surpassed his later evergreens such as “Skylark,” “Lazy River,” and “Georgia On My Mind,” and stood apart from all other popular songs.blank vertical space, 24 pixels high


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