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Robert Mellin

Composer, Lyricist, Music Publisher

(1902 - 1994)

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Robert Mellin , the English born writer of both music and lyrics, had several hits in the ‘50s, among them composer Guy Wood’s “My One and Only Love” (1953) to which he fitted lyrics. It was recorded by such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald and Johnny Hartman / John Coltrane. His lyrics for a German tune by Lotar Olias, “You, You, You,” become a hit for the Ames Brothers in 1953. “Stranger on the Shore” was an instrumental hit in 1962 for Acker Bilk and was featured in the film Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995). Even Mellin’s lesser known works have been recorded by Nat “King” Cole and Frank Sinatra, and “Rain (Falling from the Sky),” co-written with Gunther Finlay, appeared on the soundtrack of Picnic (1955). Mellin devoted his later career to establishing his music publishing company and writing soundtracks for TV.

- Sandra Burlingame

My One and Only Love

Michal Urbaniak

My One and Only Love

Pepper Adams

John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman

John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman Includes "My One and Only Love"

Very Best of Ames Brothers

Ames Brothers Includes "You, You, You"

Stranger on the Shore

Acker Bilk
Reading and Viewing

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Kim Novak/William Holden

Picnic (1955)

DVD includes "Rain"

Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly

Mr. Holland's Opus (1996)

DVD includes "Stranger on the Shore"

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