John Wallowitch was a classical pianist before he became an accompanist and a performer at Greenwich Village’s legendary cabaret spot, The Duplex. In the decades following, his convivial personality as an entertainer endeared him to cabaret audiences everywhere. A prolific and waggish songwriter with well over a thousand numbers penned during his lifetime, he loved performing them. Some became cabaret standards as other singers adopted them, with lyrics that varied from forthrightly facetious, through whimsical and satirical to sensitive and serious.
Category: Hall of Fame