> On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:01, BobbyM wrote:
>> On 1/30/2015 10:34 AM, DianeE wrote:
>>> Just heard on the radio a little while ago that Rod McKuen died today, age
>>> 81. He wrote two big hit songs I utterly loathed, "Jean" and "Seasons In
>>> The Sun."
>> I can tolerate "Jean".
>> I was actually surprised to learn he wrote "Seasons In The Sun"
>>> because I always assumed it was some translation from the French.
>>> Oh, okay, "Seasons In The Sun" *is* based on Jacques Brel's "Le Moribond."
>> McKuen also took some writing credits on Brel's "If You Go Away" or
>> whatever the original title was.
>> I was most surprised several years ago to learn that McKuen was Dor of
>> Bob McFadden & Dor, who put out The Mummy in 1959:
> He also had featured roles in the turgid r&r movie "Rock Pretty Baby"
> as long ago as 1956 and its equally underwhelming sequel "Summer Love"
> two years later (both alongside the then unknown Shelley Fabares)
> And who could forget his minor hit in 1961 with one of the true
> classics (NOT!) of the twist genre---the inevitable "Oliver Twist" and
> its sequel the following year "Oliver Twist Meets The Duke Of Oil"