Leo Feist, Music Publishing King, is Dead at Sixty
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Leo Feist, Music Publishing King, is Dead at Sixty

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Leo Feist, the owner of the largest publishing house for popular music in the world, is dead at his home in Mount Vernon. He was sixty years old. He is survived by a wife and three sons, two of whom are in the firm.

Among the famous songs which the Feist house published were “Over There”, for which Mr. Feist paid George M. Cohan $35,000; “Three o’Clock in the Morning”; and songs by George Gershwin and Paul Whiteman and members of his orchestra. Last December Mr. Feist merged his company with Carl Fisher, Inc., and the National Broadcasting Company as the Radio Music Company, a corporation capitalized at $6,600,000.

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