Will R. Anderson, the author of Just Someone, by far the catchiest little song, both to melody and words that has been offered the American public in some years, has at last come out of his long, deep silence and told how he did it.
Left Out in the Cold with His Blood Boiling
The same day the Los Angeles Herald revealed Anderson's composing formula, the Reading [PA] Times revealed "how he had been left out in the cold but with his blood boiling":
Will R. Anderson, who wrote the popular song Just Someone, had his overcoat stolen from his house a few days ago. The next day a voice informed him over the phone that the owner of the voice had taken the coat and thanked the song writer for the splendid fit. 'Who the devil are you?' Anderson yelled over the wire. Sweetly the answer came back:
Reunited by a Love Song
Several months later, a story attesting to the power of music came to Billboard's attention:
Mr. and Mrs. Ebeling, a prominent couple in society affairs on the East Side of New York City, were recently reconciled after an estrangement of years through the medium of a popular new sentimental ballad.
I am a retired community college professor and the great-granddaughter of composer, orchestrator, arranger, organist, and teacher William Christopher O'Hare.
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