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Botsford, George locked

  • Richard Zimmerman
  •  and Maristella Feustle


(b Sioux Falls, SD, Feb 24, 1874; d New York, NY, Feb 11, 1949). American popular composer and arranger. Raised in Iowa, Botsford published his first copyrighted work, “The Katy Flyer,” in 1899, marking the beginning of a prolific writing and publishing career, particularly in the two decades that followed. Shortly after “The Katy Flyer,” he moved to New York, and composed a number of moderately successful songs in his first years there. His best known compositions appeared between ...

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