born on 19/10/1913 in Massillon, OH, United States
died on 15/11/2006 in Newport, OR, United States
John Blackburn (songwriter)
John M. Blackburn (October 19, 1913, Massillon, Ohio November 15, 2006, Newport, Oregon) was a lyricist, perhaps best remembered for writing the lyrics to "Moonlight in Vermont".
He was raised in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1957, Oscar Peterson recorded Blackburn's "Susquehanna".
- Blackburn biography, originally published in the Newport News-Times
- John Blackburn from Jazz Biographies