Photo of composer Richard Rogers and lyricist Lorenz Hart.

The Songwriters

The men and women who, through their words and music, made us cry, laugh, and feel through the art of the American Popular Song. We explore their careers from Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood to Broadway and beyond. They’re all here with lists of their greatest songs, rare photographs, behind the scenes accounts of the making of their biggest hits, pithy quotes, and career highlights.

From cylinders to 78s, from LP to CD, from monaural to stereo, from analog to digital, we’ve gathered a treasure trove of recordings, both audio and video, illustrating their greatest works. And we’ve got the stories behind the songs.

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