Bart Howard

Bart Howard

Bart HowardBart Howard (born Howard Joseph Gustafson; June 1, 1915 — February 21, 2004) was the composer and writer of the famous jazz standard "Fly Me To The Moon", which has been performed by singers (among others) Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Della Reese, Diana Krall, June Christy and Astrud Gilberto. It is also played frequently by jazz and popular musicians around the world.

Howard was born in Burlington, Iowa. He began his career as an accompanist at the age of 16 and played for Mabel Mercer, Johnny Mathis and Eartha Kitt, among others.

"Fly Me To the Moon" was first sung in 1954 by Felicia Sanders at the "Blue Angel" club in Manhattan where the composer became M.C. and accompanist in 1951. The song received wide exposure when Peggy Lee sang it on The Ed Sullivan Show several years later. Bart Howard "lived off" this song for the rest of his life, although he had 49 other songs to his credit.

He died, aged 88, in Carmel, New York. He was survived by a sister Dorothy Lind of Burlington, Iowa and by his companion of 58 years, Thomas Fowler.

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Reviewing the Situation bagish207 (216)
2743d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Other
Living Doll sonsufu (908)
3368d ago
2 Piano, Vocal Other
Fly Me To The Moon (Barbershop) ryanphelps20 (9)
3512d ago
4 Vocal Original
From Russia With Love robpiatt (2)
3553d ago
3 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Original
Fly me to the moon sonsufu (908)
3590d ago
2 Piano Other
Oliver bobbiec1031 (298)
3666d ago
253 Piano Book
Fly me to the moon woli (16)
3743d ago
1 Accordion Transcription
Fly me to the moon remcoreij (5)
3808d ago
1 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Fly me to the moon Debutant (6)
3812d ago
12 Piano, Drum, Guitar, Violin, Vocal, Saxophone, Bass, Trombone Transcription
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) silversun (1)
3819d ago
3 Piano, Guitar Original
From Russia With Love ilyalisser (14)
3828d ago
2 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Original
I'd do Anything sheetsmusic (8)
3829d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Original
Fly me to the moon doveda25 (27)
3830d ago
57 Piano, Drum, Guitar, Trumpet, Vocal, Saxophone, Bass Book
As long as he needs me Lamb2 (3)
3833d ago
3 Piano Original
From Russia With Love jazfern (3)
3833d ago
1 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Original
Fly me to the moon dav1311 (9)
3835d ago
1 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Book
Who Will Buy? aslch (138)
3839d ago
4 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Original
Where Is Love? aslch (138)
3839d ago
2 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Original
Reviewing the Situation aslch (138)
3839d ago
3 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Original
Pick a Pocket Or Two aslch (138)
3839d ago
2 Piano, Vocal Original