Moderately Interesting Morning Fact for Friday, June 15, 2012: Trouble with a Capital T Edition

Meredith Willson died 28 years ago today. The Mason City, Iowa, native penned the fight song for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University‘s “For I, For S” and the hit holiday single, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” His most famous work is the musical The Music Man.” Three songs from musical became hits off the stage and screen: “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Gary, Indiana” and “Till There Was You,” which was recorded by The Beatles‘ for their albums “With The Beatles.” Paul McCartney controls the rights to Willson’s song catalog.

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