Jimmy McHugh

Jimmy McHugh

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Prolific pop composer Jimmy McHugh had hit songs and Broadway scores from the 1920s into the 1950s. Born in Boston, MA, on July 10, 1894, McHugh went to St. John's Prep School in the city. He first worked as an office boy at the Boston Opera House and later as a rehearsal pianist. McHugh eventually got a job as a song plugger for New York publishing houses, and wrote his first hit in 1916, "Carolina, I'm Coming Back to You." He didn't come up with another popular tune, however, ... Read more

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