The Year of Tony Bennett notes the passing of lyricist Richard Adler, who died on June 21, 2012 at the age of 90.
Mr. Adler was best known for his collaboration with composer Jerry Ross. Together they created two major Broadway musicals: The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees. Later in his career, he worked on other musicals as well as classical music compositions.
He, along with Mr. Ross, wrote one of Tony Bennett’s early hits, Rags to Riches.