Kal Mann (May 6, 1917 - November 28, 2001) was an American lyricist.
Born Kalman Cohen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mann began his career in entertainment as a comedy writer until friend and songwriter Bernie Lowe encouraged him to try writing lyrics for the music industry. Mann co-wrote songs with Lowe and Dave Appell, yielding a number of major rock and roll hits such as Charlie Gracie's "Butterfly" (which sold more than two million copies and also become a million seller for crooner, Andy Williams, and even a hit for Bob Carroll whose version peaked at no. 61). In addition he co-wrote Elvis Presley's "Teddy Bear," Bobby Rydell's "Wild One", and Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again." "Fabulous", another Charlie Gracie classic (and in 1999 covered by Paul McCartney) sold nearly one million copies upon release.
Some songs such as Limbo Rock were credited under the pseudonym Jon Sheldon.
Mann and Lowe teamed up to form Cameo-Parkway Records in 1956.
Kal Mann died in 2001 from Alzheimer's disease. "Let's Twist Again" is song written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell, and released as a single recorded by Chubby Checker. One of the biggest hit singles of.