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The New York Times,


Screenshot Image of Liz Roman Gallese from NYT Article

Liz Roman Gallese, daughter of the man who actually wrote the American standard, “Blue Moon,” was interviewed for an article in The New York Times about her newly released documentation indicating that the song was composed by her father, Edward W. Roman, in 1931.

NYT Graphic Showing Blue Moon Article Promo


Podcast, August 30, 2023

On today’s occasion of the rare astronomical event known as a Super Blue Moon, a podcast delves into 17-year-old Ed Roman’s involvement with “Blue Moon,” and argues that the song’s simplicity points to its creation by a very young composer.

Co-hosts Gabriel Lubell and Meredith Michael study and work at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Listen at 18:00-22:55, 27:35-28:50, and 31:40-32:25. Link to Podcast

The 1937 Flood Watch

Newsletter, August 4, 2023

This Substack newsletter for The 1937 Flood, a West Virginia string band that’s been performing since the 1970s, flags Ed Roman’s contribution to “Blue Moon” along with its latest rendition of the ballad. 

Scroll down the page to the section entitled “But Who Wrote that Song?” Link To Newsletter

Financial Times

Column, March 1, 2021

In a “Life of a Song” entry, the United Kingdom’s major financial daily focuses on Edward W. Roman’s authorship of “Blue Moon” in its look at the beloved song’s universal appeal.

Author Ian Gittins is a veteran music journalist and occasional contributor to the weekly column.

View the full article through a Google link HERE.

Screenshot image of article in the Financial Times

How Good It Is

Podcast, March 22, 2020

Episode 110 of “A music podcast hosted by Claude Call” includes a reference to Edward W. Roman in its exploration of the song’s complicated evolution.

Listen at 19:01-19:32 using the audio below the graphic to the right.

Link to Transcript of the Podcast

ARSC Journal

Notation, Spring 2019

This academic journal published by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections cites the new information about Ed Roman’s involvement with “Blue Moon” in its quarterly index to research on recording history.

Columnist Tim Brooks (see Wikipedia Page) chairs ARSC’s Copyright and Fair Use Committee. The annotation appears on page 174 (third PDF page). VIEW PDF HERE

The Daily Gazette

Article, November 23, 2018

This upstate New York newspaper reprinted The New York Times article under a locally angled headline, “Did a Troy teenager write the endearing standard ‘Blue Moon’?” VIEW ARTICLE