This comprehensive feature, dated and ascribed to The Knickerbocker Press, is invaluable for its portrayal of the young Ed Roman as a poet and local musician. It references the genesis of "Blue Moon" being that evening of moonlit skating on a pond, and is the primary evidence we have for that aspect of the song's creation. It quotes Roman in his own words about sending the song to New York music broker Jack Mahoney.
This piece was likely published in a Troy, New York, newspaper, because the city isn't included in the reference to Roman's address. Newspaper style would call for naming the city if the paper were published elsewhere than in Troy.
This short piece reports that with the filing of the lawsuit, Ed Roman's original manuscript for "Blue Moon" had been turned over to his attorney.
We have sourced this article to the Times-Union, a daily based in Albany, New York. It was published October 21, 1936. The paper had previewed the story the day before in a news item headlined "Claims 'Blue Moon' and Asks Accounting."
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A fragment from a lengthy article in the Sunday Mirror Magazine (King Features Syndicate, Inc.), regarding litigation in the music business was found in the attic. It references Ed Roman by name and includes the only published account we have of the amount of the settlement.
The name of publication and the date were noted on the backside of the fragment, enabling us to source the complete article and access its title.