Haven Gillespie (1888-1975)

Goebel Park, Covington, KY

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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"The composer of "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" was a native of Covington. He attended local school, became a printer, and later employed by Cincinnati Times-Star and N.Y. Times. Gillespie's songs carried Americans through Great Depression and World War II; they include "Breezin' Along With The Breeze," "You Go To My Head," "Honey," and "That Lucky Old Sun.""

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  • January 8, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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