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Stanley Adams

March 13, 1980 OHC378 60 min.


Pop songwriter and music industry executive. Died January 27, 1994. President, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Lyricist, worked with numerous composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, Oscar Levant, and Victor Herbert. Songwriting credits include “What a Difference a Day Made,” “Little Old Lady,” and “A Heart That’s True (There Are Such Things).”

Interview Summary

1980 March 13
(60 minutes)
ASCAP executive Stanley Adams talks about his experiences in the music industry. Discussion includes his career as a songwriter, his membership with ASCAP as a writer; his election as ASCAP president, the role of the president and challenges facing ASCAP, international issues affecting the music industry, and comments on his ASCAP years.

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