Ted Fio Rito
Ted Fio Rito composer, songwriter wrote such
standards as "Toot Toot Tootsie, Goodbye", "Charley My Boy",
and "I Never Knew". The conductor -pianist, was educated at Barringer
High School. He was a pianist for a New York music publishing company, and then
organized a dance orchestra in St. Louis, and then in Chicago. He made many
recordings and also owned a membership club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Joining
ASCAP in 1921, he collaborated musically with Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Robert
King, Sam Lewis, Joe Young, and Cecil Mack.
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