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Kal Mann

Kal Mann

American lyricist
Kal Mann
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Intro American lyricist
Was Lyricist Songwriter
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 6 May 1917, Philadelphia, USA
Death 28 November 2001, Philadelphia, USA (aged 84 years)
Star sign Taurus
Genre:
Rock and roll
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Biography

Kal Mann Coleman (born Kalman Cohen, May 6, 1917 – November 28, 2001) was an American lyricist. He is best known for penning the words to Elvis Presley's "Teddy Bear", plus "Butterfly", a hit for both Charlie Gracie and Andy Williams, and "Let's Twist Again", sung by Chubby Checker, which won the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Rock & Roll Recording.

Biography

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mann began his career in entertainment as a comedy writer for Danny Thomas and Red Buttons, until his friend and songwriter, Bernie Lowe, encouraged him to try writing lyrics for the music industry. Mann co-wrote songs with Lowe and Dave Appell, yielding a number of major rock and roll hits such as Charlie Gracie's "Butterfly," which sold more than two million copies and also become a million seller for the crooner, Andy Williams, and also a minor hit for Bob Carroll, whose cover version peaked at #61. In addition he co-wrote Elvis Presley's "Teddy Bear," Bobby Rydell's "Wild One" and "The Cha-Cha-Cha", and Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" and "Limbo Rock." Mann wrote a number of songs for Checker, including "Popeye (The Hitchhiker)" and "Slow Twistin'" plus Pat Boone's "Remember You're Mine", and the much covered "You Can't Sit Down".

"Fabulous", another Charlie Gracie track (and in 1999 covered by Paul McCartney) sold nearly one million copies upon release.

Some songs such as "Limbo Rock" were credited under the pseudonym of Jon Sheldon. This enabled him to be affiliated with both ASCAP and BMI.

Record label

Mann and Lowe teamed up to form Cameo-Parkway Records in 1956.

Death

Kal Mann died in 2001 from Alzheimer's disease, at the age of 84.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 25 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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