DEAD: ON THIS DATE
James E. Myers (aged 81)
James Edward Myers (October 26, 1919 Philadelphia– May 10, 2001 Bonita Springs) was an Americansongwriter, music publisher, actor, director, producer, and raconteur.
Myers is best known as the credited co-writer of “Rock Around the Clock” for which he used the pseudonym “Jimmy DeKnight”. Myers is credited as co-writer, with Max C. Freedman, though doubt has been cast as to whether Myers actually participated in the writing of the song.
DEATH: Myers died in Bonita Springs, Florida, on May 10, 2001, at the age of 81.