Barry Day is the foremost authority on Noël Coward. Coward was synonymous with English language wit and charm in the 20th Century. Singer Eddie Cantor described Noël Coward as the George M. Cohen of Britain. This sells Noël Coward short. Coward’s career spanned four decades. His writing and music defined an era in Great Britain. He was considered the embodiment of British wit and culture in the United States.
looks back at a bygone culture through the lyrics and music of one of that era’s most prolific composers and lyricists, Johnny Mercer. Mercer is said to have more #1 songs than any other lyricist. What’s the attraction of Johnny Mercer? First, and maybe foremost, he’s a Southern American writer.