Bernie Hanighen

Bernard D. Hanighen (April 27, 1908 in Omaha, Nebraska – October 19, 1976 in New York City, New York) Attended Hackley School (Tarrytown, New York) - Class of 1926, also attended Harvard University - Class of 1930. He was an American songwriter and record producer best known for "When a Woman Loves a Man" and writing lyrics to the jazz composition "'Round Midnight" which was composed by jazz musician Thelonious Monk. Hanighen also worked with Clarence Williams and Johnny Mercer.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 27, 1908 (Omaha), Died October 19, 1976

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 26-26 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73416 3/4/1946 Mountain high, valley low Mary Martin lyricist  
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