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Mel Torme Signed Photo – COA JSAGo Back
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Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), known professionally as Mel Tormé and nicknamed “The Velvet Fog”, was an American musician, singer, composer, arranger, drummer, actor, and author. He composed the music for “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.
Tormé’s books include The Other Side of the Rainbow (1970), a memoir of his time as a musical advisor for Judy Garland’s television show; Traps,
the Drum Wonder (1991), a biography of Buddy Rich; My Singing Teachers: Reflections on Singing Popular Music (1994); Wynner (1978) a novel;
and It Wasn’t All Velvet (1988), his autobiography.
Tormé wrote more than 250 songs, several of which became standards. He often wrote the arrangements for the songs he sang.
He collaborated with Bob Wells on his most popular composition, “The Christmas Song” (1946); they wrote the song on a swelteringly hot and sunny day in California, sitting down and coming up with all the most ‘mid-wintery’ things they could think of, in an attempt to cool themselves down; it was recorded first by Nat King Cole. Tormé said that he wrote the music in 45 minutes and that it was not one of his favorites, calling it “my annuity”.
This item originates from the Roy Moseley collection. Moseley was one of the leaders in show business journalism in England. He wrote many books that appeared on the New York Time’s Best Seller List. Being an author in high regard had its perks, as he was closely connected to royalty and celebrities. Hence his notable work, “My Stars and Other Friends” provides a glimpse into the lifestyle us everyday people dream about. During his career, Moseley brilliantly gathered in person some of the finest autographs in the world. Some were personalized to him as a testament to their respect and kinship. Every celebrity has a story as well as every autograph Moseley obtained. Here now is one of those legacy pieces for your collection.
Presented is an 8 X 10 photo autographed by Mel Torme.
Signed in blue felt tip pen with the in with the inscription (To Roy Thank you); Signature Rating (9)
Authentication: JSA Basic Cert & Sticker