Bernie Hanighen

Songwriter

1908 – 1976

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Who was Bernie Hanighen?

Bernard D. Hanighen was an American songwriter best known for co-writing "'Round Midnight" and "When a Woman Loves a Man". He also worked with Clarence Williams and Johnny Mercer.

Hanighen composed lyrics for the 1946 Broadway musical Lute Song, which starred Mary Martin and Yul Brynner, and which featured music by Raymond Scott.

Bernie Hanighen and Cootie Williams collaborated to transform Thelonious Monk's bop masterpiece "'Round About Midnight" into "'Round Midnight," creating what became a standard in the vocal canon thanks to performances by Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Chris Connor, and Julie London.

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Born
Apr 27, 1908
Also known as
  • Hanighen, Bernie
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Omaha
Died
Oct 19, 1976

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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