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JOHNNY MARKS - SHEET MUSIC SIGNED - HFSID 254463

JOHNNY MARKS Sheet music for his 1958 Christmas classic Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, signed "Merry Christmas" Sheet Music Signed: "Merry Christmas/Johnny Marks", 4p, 9x12.

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Reg. $420.00

Condition: fine condition
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JOHNNY MARKS Sheet music for his 1958 Christmas classic Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, signed "Merry Christmas" Sheet Music Signed: "Merry Christmas/Johnny Marks", 4p, 9x12. Sheet music for Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, written by Marks in 1958. Cover pictures Brenda Lee, who first recorded the song for Decca Records. Marks (1909-1985, born in Mount Vernon, New York), who began songwriting in 1935, founded St. Nicholas Music, a music publishing company in 1949. That year, Gene Autry first introduced Marks' best-known song, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1949) at Madison Square Garden. Marks wrote the song in 1947, when his brother-in-law, Robert L. May received the copyright from Montgomery Ward (May had created the character in 1939, when the department store chain tapped him to write a Christmas story that they could hand out to customers as a promotional gimmick). Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been recorded over 500 times, with over 150 million copies sold in every major language. Other Christmas songs by Marks include I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day (1956), Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1958), a huge hit for Brenda Lee, who first recorded it for Decca Records), Silver and Gold (1962) and A Holly Jolly Christmas (1962). Marks was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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