Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer

American lyricist, songwriter, singer and music professional (1909-1976)
Award-winning songwriter, vocalist, and label executive who helped create dozens of classic songs from the 1930s into the '70s.
BornNovember 18, 1909
HometownSavannah, Georgia, United States of America
SpouseGinger Mehan (m 1931 - 1976)
ChildrenJohn Jefferson Mercer , Amanda Mercer
ParentsGeorge Anderson Mercer
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Hundreds of mourners line streets for murdered Bobbi-Anne McLeod’s funeral

  • Hundreds of people have paid tribute to teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod at her funeral six months after her murder. Members of the public lined the streets of Leigham as a horse-drawn carriage took the 18-year-old’s coffin to St Andrew’s Church in Royal Parade. Miss McLeod was murdered in November last year by Cody Ackland, 24, who attacked her with a claw hammer as she waited for a bus.

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Russian soldier chases Ukrainian farmer who appears to tow his tank away with tractor

Footage has surfaced online that appears to show a Ukrainian farmer towing away a Russian tank with his tractor. In the video, a man - believed to be a Russian soldier - desperately runs after the vehicle as those watching on laugh at the unfolding incident. Conservative MP and former British Army officer Johnny Mercer shared the clip on Twitter with the caption: "No expert, but the invasion doesn’t seem to be going particularly well". The video itself has been viewed more than four million times. Click here to sign up to our newsletters.
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Albums

Accentuate the Positive
Accentuate the Positive
2017
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 5
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 5
2013
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 6
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 6
2013
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 3
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 3
2012
50 Classic Hits
50 Classic Hits
2012
Sings Just for Fun
Sings Just for Fun
2012
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 4
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 4
2012
Capitol Vaults Collection
Capitol Vaults Collection
2011
Moon River: Johnny Mercer Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook
Moon River: Johnny Mercer Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook
2009
Mercer Sings Mercer
Mercer Sings Mercer
2009
Johnny Mercer: Centennial Celebration
Johnny Mercer: Centennial Celebration
2009
Definitive Collection
Definitive Collection
2007
Mosaic Select: Johnny Mercer
Mosaic Select: Johnny Mercer
2007
Jazz Giants Play the Johnny Mercer Songbook
Jazz Giants Play the Johnny Mercer Songbook
2006
Man from Georgia
Man from Georgia
2005
Jubilee Shows, Vol. 10: Nos. 56 & 61
Jubilee Shows, Vol. 10: Nos. 56 & 61
2005
Dream Team
Dream Team
2005
Moon River
Moon River
2005
Blues in the Night
Blues in the Night
2004
Dream: The Lyrics and Music of Johnny Mercer
Dream: The Lyrics and Music of Johnny Mercer
2003
Songsmith From Savannah
Songsmith From Savannah
2003
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 2
Johnny Mercer's Music Shop, Vol. 2
2003
Sings Personality
Sings Personality
2002
Personality
Personality
2001
V-Disc Recordings: For Our Armed Forces Overseas
V-Disc Recordings: For Our Armed Forces Overseas
1999
Huckleberry Mercer
Huckleberry Mercer
1998
Best of Johnny Mercer
Best of Johnny Mercer
1998
More of the Best
More of the Best
1997
Some of the Best
Some of the Best
1997
Too Marvelous for Words: 24 Songs of Johnny Mercer
Too Marvelous for Words: 24 Songs of Johnny Mercer
1997