Re: Rod McKuen

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Op 30-1-2015 om 5:52 schreef Roger Ford:
> 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.
>>>
>>> <googles>
>>> 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:
>>
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTvpQjl8SWw
>
> 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"
>


Thank you for the nice "The Mummy" from 1959.

Rod McKuen had two nr.1 hits in The Netherlands in 1971:

Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-l0o3tOXw0>

Without A Worry In The World
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8whup6Ax4Y>

Top 40 Hitdossier:
<https://www.top40.nl/top40-artiesten/rod-mckuen>


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