Vincent Rose, composer, bandleader
Composer ~ Bandleader

Vincent Rose

June 13, 1880, Palermo, Italy ~ May 20, 1944, New York, NY

Rose had extensive musical training before coming to the U.S. in 1897. He got work as a pianist and violinist in Chicago orchestras, then moved to L.A. and worked as music director for a hotel chain. Rose formed his own orchestra in 1904 and continued working as a bandleader into the early '40s. He collaborated with several songwriters over the years, including Larry Stock, James Cavanaugh, Raymond Klages, and Buddy De Sylva. Rose's first hits came in 1920 with Whispering and Avalon. ~ Allmusic: Vincent Rose ~ retrieved July 10, 2015 © Allmusic

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In 1921, the estate and the publisher of Puccini's operas, G. Ricordi, sued all parties associated with the song, Avalon, claiming the melody was “lifted” from the aria E lucevan le stella from Puccini's opera Tosca. The court found for Puccini and his publisher, and they were awarded $25,000 in damages, plus all future print royalties earned by Avalon. The composer and his heirs, however, continued to receive performance royalties under an agreement reached with Ricordi for payment of only $1. Such royalties amounted to a very significant amount of money during the remainder of the 20th century, certainly far more than the $25,000 paid in damages to the publisher. ~ Wikipedia: Vincent Rose ~ retrieved July 10, 2015 © Wikipedia

Vincent Rose ~ Inducted in the 1970 Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

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