Max C. Freedman was a longtime Tin Pan Alley songwriter, best known for his song "Sioux City Sue." That is, until he joined forces with James E. Myers (aka. Jimmy DeKnight) in 1953 to write a novelty song called "Rock Around the Clock." The song was first offered to Bill Haley and the Comets to record for Essex Records, but Essex boss Dave Miller refused to allow the song. It was first recorded by Sonny Dae and His Knights for the Arcade label instead. On April 12, 1954, Bill Haley finally recorded the song for Decca Records and Max Freedman's name was immortalized with the birth of rock and roll music.IMDb Mini Biography By: 23skidoo
Composer, songwriter ("Rock Around he Clock", "Sioux City Sue", author and lyricist. He was educated in public schools, and then became a radio announcer, writer and entertainer, and a staff member of a music-publishing company. Joining ASCAP in 1942, his chief musical collaborators included Dick Thomas and Jimmy De Knight. His other popular-song compositions include "Dreamy Old New England Moon", "Tea Leaves", "In the Heart of a Fool", and "If I Had Another Chance". He also added lyrics to the "Merry Widow Waltz", "Song of India", "Liebesraum", "Blue Danube Waltz", and "Dark Eyes".IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!
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