Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rod McKuen Has Died...

Superb poet and songwriter Rod McKuen died today in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 81. 
McKuen wrote over 1,500 songs for Barbra Streisand, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis and Percy Faith, among others.  Among his famous songs was "Jean", nominated for an Academy Award, and the English reworking of a French song into "Seasons In The Sun", which Terry Jacks turned into a #1 song in 1974. 

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