Tandyn Almer, enigmatic composer of ‘Along Comes Mary,’ dies at 70 - The Washington Post: When Tandyn Almer was 23, he wrote a catchy pop song that topped out at No. 7 on the Billboard charts. Great things were expected of him as a songwriter, and some thought he might even become a star in his own right.
But in all the decades that followed, there were few triumphs, and certainly nothing like the acclaim he received for composing the words and music of “Along Comes Mary.”
Hat tip to Fred Blosser.