Paul Anka and Francis Scott Key don't usually come up in the same sentence (or paragraph, most likely), but here in the Songwriters Hall of Fame Virtual Museum both men are part of the heady mix that visitors will find on this interesting and entertaining website. This Hall of Fame has a distinguished pedigree as its first president in 1969 was Tin Pan Alley icon Johnny Mercer, who himself was followed by another tunesmith of note, Sammy Cahn. Visitors to the site can browse through the "Inductee Exhibits" area, which includes information about all the inductees over the past four decades, organized into three broad thematic categories. Along with a brief biographical sketch, visitors can look over a discography for many of the songwriters. For a special treat, visitors can also listen to clips of some of these ditties, including Nat King Cole's rendition of "Almost Like Being in Love" (penned by Alan Jay Lerner) and Bobby Darin's very own, "Splish Splash".


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