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Artist Biography For Turner Layton

Turner Layton July 2 1894 – February 6 1978 Born John Turner Layton Jr. Was An American Songwriter Singer And Pianist. Born In Washington D.C. In 1894 He Was The Son Of John Turner Layton "a Bass Singer Music Educator And Hmyn Composer." 1 After Receiving A Musical Education From His Father He Attended The Howard University Dental School Later Coming To New York City In The Early 1900s Where He Met Future Songwriting Partner Lyricist Henry Creamer. He Is Best Known For His Many Compositions With Creamer The Best Known Of Which Is The Jazz Standard "After You've Gone" Which Was Written In 1918 And First Popularized By Sophie Tucker. The Two Contributed Music And Lyrics To Many Broadway Shows Including The Ziegfeld Follies Of 1917 1921 And 1922 Three Showers 1920 Some Party 1922 And Creamer's Own Strut Miss Lizzie 1922 . 1 Beginning In 1924 Layton Found Major Popular Success In England With Clarence "Tandy" Johnstone As Member Of The Group Layton & Johnstone Quickly Earning A Reputation As A Cabaret Act With The Pair Allegedly Selling Over "10 Million Records." 2 He Split With Johnstone In 1935 With Johnstone Returning To New York And Continuing To Perform With Significantly Less Success And Turner Continuing To Perform In England. An Elegant Song Stylist Turner Had Held A Regular Successful Spot Over The Years At The Café De Paris A London Club Until His Retirement In 1946. He Died In London In February Of 1978. Two Compilation Albums Of Recordings By Layton Have Been Released On CD.

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