Actor and comedian Jackie Gleason was born on this day in 1916. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, he produced 58 albums of "mood music" for Capitol Records. He "wrote" songs by conceiving the melodies in his head and singing them for musicians who transcribed them. He himself couldn’t read music and didn’t play an instrument, but paid the musicians to turn his tunes into reality. His first album, 1952’s Music For Lovers Only, holds the record for most weeks in the Billboard Top Ten Albums (153 weeks), and his first ten albums were million sellers. "Days of Wine and Roses" is a song written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer for the 1962 movie of the same name, and appeared on 1963’s Movie Themes – For Lovers Only.