Ervin Drake

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Ervin Drake
Ervin Drake.jpg
Drake in January 2006
Background information
Born(1919-04-03)April 3, 1919
Manhattan, New York City, New York
DiedJanuary 15, 2015(2015-01-15) (aged 95)
Great Neck, New York
Years active1931–2015

Ervin Maurice Druckman (April 3, 1919 – January 15, 2015), better known as Ervin Drake, was an American songwriter. His works include such American Songbook standards as "I Believe" and "It Was a Very Good Year".

He wrote in many styles and his work has been recorded by musicians from all over the world in many styles. In 1983, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

On January 15, 2015, Drake died at his home in Great Neck, New York due to complications from bladder cancer. He was 95.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bernstein, Adam (January 15, 2015). "Ervin Drake, songwriter of 'It Was a Very Good Year,' dies at 95". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-01-15.

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