Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson

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Leroy Anderson
Music: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Arranger | Composer | Conductor
Born June 29, 1908 in Cambridge, Mass.
Died May 18, 1975 of lung cancer in Woodbury, CT

Leroy Anderson is the composer of dozens of popular tunes, including "Blue Tango," "Sleigh Ride," and "Syncopated Clock."

Anderson was a conductor as well as a composer of light classical music. "Blue Tango" is considered the first purely instrumental song to reach No. 1 on the Hit Parade. It sold more than 2 million records in 1952.

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