The second song of the day for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, is “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Bart Howard, who wrote “Fly Me to the Moon.” Howard was born on June 1, 1915, in Burlington, Iowa. He began his career as an accompanist at the age of 16.
About This Song
“Fly Me to the Moon” was written by Bart Howard in 1954, though the original title was “In Other Words.” It was later changed by the publisher and the song began to take off after that.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Fly Me to the Moon” on February 18, 1965, for the album If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set. The arrangement was written by Don Costa.
“Fly Me to the Moon,” as well as If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set is available on Apple Music.
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