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The Music of George Gershwin

By January 31, 2009

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George Gershwin was one of the prominent composers and songwriters of the 20th century. He composed scores for Broadway musicals and wrote some of the most memorable songs of our time, including "I've Got a Crush on You," "I Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Songs he wrote during the 1930s include "Cheek to Cheek," "Easter Parade" and "How Deep is the Ocean." Like Irving Berlin, Gershwin wrote over a thousand songs and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. It's also interesting to point out that Berlin was one of the people who influenced Gershwin; but if Berlin lived over 100 years old, Gershwin died when he was only 38.

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