Saturday, February 17, 2007

"Silver Bells" Lyricist Dies at 92

Ray Evans, lyricist of the classic Christmas song "Silver Bells," has passed away.

Evans and composer Jay Livingston wrote the song for the Bob Hope film THE LEMON DROP KID (1951).

The team cowrote many other hit songs, including standards such as "Mona Lisa" and "Que Sera, Sera."

Livingston died in 2001.

More from the L.A. Times.

"Silver Bells" is my favorite non-religious Christmas song, along with (of course) "White Christmas." We are all fortunate to be able to enjoy Evans' and Livingston's many contributions to the Great American Songbook.


Blogger Wolf Flywheel said...

A wonderful song from a wonderful Bob Hope movie. I am sorry to hear of his passing, but maybe now he and Bob can work on something special to sing for all of us when we get there.

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Blogger Laura said...

A nice thought indeed. :)


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