July 20, 1902

Jimmy Kennedy, Irish songwriter famous for songs like “The Isle of Capri,” was born in Omagh Co. Tyrone on July 20, 1902. Educated at Trinity College Dublin and trying a career in teaching and the military, Kennedy’s music career took off after joining a music publishing company. Kennedy wrote over 2,000 songs and during his time, he had more hits in the US than any other Irish or British lyricist.

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