1920 to 1980
June 28, 1902 in New York
December 30, 1979
New York, New York, United States
Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music up to the present day, and have an enduring broad appeal. Rodgers was the first person to win what are considered the top show business awards in television, recording, movies and Broadway—an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony—now known collectively as an EGOT.
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
The Broadway Cast Collections, Vol. 5: Rodgers & Hammerstein – The King and I & Me and Juliet (Remastered 2016)
Richard Rodgers November 18, 2016