Barney Google

Album: The Roaring '20s (1923)
  • Although it seems like it has been around forever, the domain Google.Com was registered only on September 15, 1997. Barney Google on the other hand has been around since June 17, 1919 when the man "with the goo-goo-googa-ly eyes" first appeared in a comic strip by Billy DeBeck. Unsurprisingly, the boys at Tin Pan Alley soon came up with a novelty song based on the character. This 1923 composition was written for Eddie Cantor by Con Conrad and Billy Rose, and was used in vaudeville by Olsen and Johnson.
  • A copy of the sheet music ("with extra choruses") is held by the British Library; this is copyright 1928 by Jerome H. Remick of New York and Detroit. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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