Jimmy Van Heusen may not have the name recognition of Cole Porter or George Gershwin, but his grandnephew claims that the composer would probably place in the Top 20 on ASCAP's roster. Van Heusen wrote many of Frank Sinatra's hits, including "Come Fly with Me" and "My Kind of Town," and the two were so close that Van Heusen is buried in the Sinatra family plot. To mark the 100th anniversary of Van Heusen's birth, NPR has a story on his remarkable life.
The Composer Who Tested Fighter Planes And Partied With Sinatra
Be sure to check our collection of materials by Van Heusen to appreciate his legacy.