Music Composed for Aviation Pioneer Amy Johnson.

Music Composed for Aviation Pioneer Amy Johnson.

London, England: Lawrence Wright Music Company, 1930. Wonderful graphic, with large portrait of Amy, her aircraft in the background; photo by Vaughan Freeman; illustration by Laurence Wright. Price '6D" at lower right corner. Sheet music of music "specially composed for the homecoming of the heroine of the England-Australia flight 1930, Miss Amy Johnson," entitled simply "Amy." The words are by Joseph George Gilbert and the music by Horatio Nicholls, with arrangement for banjo and ukulele by Alvin Keech. It begins, "There's a little lady who has captured every heart, Amy Johnson, it's you!" and then only gets better. No. 2021. Amy Johnson (1903-1941), while flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison (who had proposed to her only eight hours after they met), set a number of distance records during the 1930s. The song commemorates the flight that brought her worldwide fame, when she flew solo from England to Australia in her "Jason" Gipsy Moth. She left Croydon, south of London, on May 5 and arrived in Darwin, Northern Territory on May 24 after flying 11,000 miles. Jason, shown on the cover of this sheet music, is now at the Science Museum of London. Johnson drowned in the Thames Estuary in January 1941 after bailing out of her plane while serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary. Approx. 9 1/2 x 12". Chipped at bottom with some loss, but not affecting image. Very good overall. Item #16962

Price: $75.00

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