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John Blackburn

Although he penned several hits throughout his very long career, lyricist John Blackburn remains most widely known for the immortal “Moonlight in Vermont,” the intimate ballad he wrote with Karl Suessdorf in 1943. Given birth to Oct 19, 1913, in Massilon, OH, Blackburn grew up within the suburbs of Cleveland. …

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