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Tom Adair

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Tom Adair wrote Sinatra hits “Let’s Get Away From It All,” “Everything Happens to Me” and “The Night We Called It a Day”

Lyricist Tom Adair (1913 – 1988) and composer Matt Dennis (1914 - 2004) teamed up to write “Let's Get Away From It All,” “Everything Happens to Me” and “The Night We Called It a Day,” three of the most memorable songs recorded by Frank Sinatra during his stint as vocalist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in the early 1940s. Adair, a native of Kansas, was a frustrated songwriter in Los Angeles when he met Matt Dennis, a vocalist, and composer, in 1940.

On the recommendation of Jo Stafford, the young songwriting team was hired by Tommy Dorsey’s publishing company.

Adair later wrote songs and screenplays for many Walt Disney projects, including The Mickey Mouse Club and for such TV programs as My Three Sons, F Troop and The Munsters.

A key writer for The Mickey Mouse Club, My Three Sons, F Troop and The Munsters.​

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ASCAP National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (www.grammy.com)

All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com)

Top Pop Singles:1955-1999
Whitburn, Joel
Record Research, Inc. 1999.

Top Pop Album:1955-2001
Whitburn, Joel.
Record Research, Inc. 2001.