Frank Silver

Frank Silverstadt (September 8, 1892 or 1896 (sources differ) in Boston, Massachusetts – June 14, 1960 in Manhattan, New York), better known by his stage name Frank Silver, was an American songwriter, jazz drummer and vaudeville performer. He was best known for co-writing and co-composing the popular song "Yes! We Have No Bananas" in 1923 with Irving Cohn. He wrote at least 75 songs in his career.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1896, Died 1960

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, leader


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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silver, Frank," accessed June 21, 2021,

Silver, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2021, from

"Silver, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 June 2021.

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