Ted Fio Rito (Teodorico Salvatore Fiorito)
BiographyNewark, New Jersey, USA
Composer, songwriter ("Charley My Boy", "I Never Knew"), conductor and pianist, 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. Read more... That You're Gone", "Three on a Match", "Kalua Lullaby", "Roll Along, Prairie Moon", "Alone at a Table for Two", "Yours Truly", "Lily of Laguna" and "Soft Green Seas".