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American jazz trombonist and composer.
Born : June 13, 1903 in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.
Died : November 12, 1993 in Rancho Bernardo,San Diego, California.
Played with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1926-1934), Bix Beiderbecke (1928), Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughan, Brook Benton, Perry Como and many others.
He began his music career in New York City during the roaring twenties. Fulton was also a staff musician at radio station WBBM in Chicago from 1935 to 1955. As a lyricist, he wrote and co-wrote over one hundred songs. He teamed with Lois Steele to write Perry Como's 1954, number one hit single, Wanted. The duo had another hit in 1956, with Ivory Tower, sung by Cathy Carr and Gale Storm. This record hit number two and six on the Billboard music chart, respectively. Fulton greatest achievement as a lyricist came when he teamed with renowned composer Moe Jaffe to write If You Are But A Dream (1941). Fulton's other notable music credits include Mrs. Santa Claus, recorded by Nat King Cole, My Greatest Mistake, and Until.