Ex-Bandleader, Abe Lyman Dies
Beverly Hills, Calif., Oct. 23 AP - Former bandleader Abe Lyman died at his home today of cancer. He was 59.
Lyman, a native of Chicago, started his professional career in 1916 as a drummer. He came to Los Angeles in 1918 and three years later, with the late Gus Arnheim at the piano, opened the Ambassador Hotel's Cocoanut Grove.
His band later toured the United States and Europe, appeared on radio shows and in movies. Lyman composed many songs, including "Mary Lou," "I Cried For You" and "After I Say I'm Sorry." His biggest popularity came in the late 1920s and early ‘30s.
From the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), dated October 24, 1957