Did you know?
Our Country’s 30th Vice President, Charles Gates Dawes, has the distinction of being not only a banker and politician prior to assuming the role of Calvin Coolidge’s VP, but also a hit music composer. He enjoyed playing the piano and composing music, and co-wrote the Melody in A Major (or Dawes Melody) in 1911. Songwriter Carl Sigman added lyrics in 1951, changed the name to It’s All in the Game, and Tommy Edwards later performed it in 1958.The tune topped the charts for six weeks, and has since been covered by Cliff Richard, Nat “King” Cole, Isaac Hayes, and other artists. Sadly, Dawes couldn’t hear the fruit of his creative labors; he had been dead for seven years by the time Tommy Edwards first performed the tune.