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Bernie Wayne


East coast tunesmith Bernie Wayne, a savvy song plugger as well as a fine composer, managed to connect with the public’s sensibilities many times over the course of an active four-decade career with hits like Bobby Vinton’s signature smash “Blue Velvet,” melancholy crooners like Nat King Cole’s “I Don’t Want To See Tomorrow (Unless I See It With You)” and Frank Sinatra’s “You Forgot All The Words (While I Still Remember The Tune),” Patti Page’s romantic “Sentimental Music,” and Alfred Apaka’s beautiful “Far Across The Sea.”

He was also responsible for the tongue-in-cheek Dean Martin version of “I’m Gonna Paper All My Walls With Your Love Letters,” The Crew Cuts’ bawdy “Do Me Good Baby,” the chart-topping instrumental “Vanessa,” and the oft-covered “Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside).”

Wayne is perhaps best known for penning “There She Is, Miss America,” the world renowned theme to the annual Miss America beauty pageant, a song which enjoys regular uses in television and film in addition to its annual showcase at the pageant. Spirit recently placed “There She Is” in the award-winning independent film, ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’


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