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KERRY MILLS

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Frederick Allen Mills

Description: Composer, USA

Known For: Co composer of – “Meet Me In St Louis, Louis”

Music Styles: Traditional, Popular

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 1st February 1869
Location Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Date Died: 5th December 1948
Location Died: Hawthorne, California, United States of America

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Web Site:  Biography Index, H.W. Wilson Co.; ISSN 0006-3053

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Kerry Mills

Kerry Mills (né Frederick Allen Mills; 1 February 1869 Philadelphia – 5 December 1948 Hawthorne, California) was an American composer of popular music during the Tin Pan Alley era. His stylistically diverse music ranged from ragtime to cakewalk to marches. He was most prolific between 1895 and 1918.

Mills trained as a violinist and was head of the Violin Department of the University of Michigan School of Music when he began composing. He moved to New York City in 1895 and started a music publishing firm, (F. A. Mills Music Publisher), publishing his own work and that of others.

He trained as a violinist and was working as head of the Violin Department of the University of Michigan School of Music when he began composing.

Mills moved to New York City in 1895 where he started a music publishing firm (F. A. Mills Music Publisher) from which he published his own music and that of others.

Mills died in Hawthorne, California.

Songs include.

“Any Old Port in a Storm”
“At A Georgia Camp-meeting”
“Impecunious Davis”
“In The City Of Sighs And Tears”
“Just For The Sake Of Society”
“Kerry Mills’ Barn Dance”
“Let’s All Go Up To Maud’s”
“Like A Star That Falls From Heaven”
“The Longest Way ‘Round Is The Sweetest Way Home”
“Meet Me In St Louis, Louis” (words by Andrew B. Sterling)
“Red Wing” (words by Thurland Chattaway)
“We’ll Be Together When the Clouds Roll By” (words by Alfred Bryan)
“While The Old Mill Wheel Is Turning”
“Whistling Rufus”

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