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Marvin Hamlisch

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Marvin Hamlisch Reply with quote

Composer Marvin Hamlisch had died aged 68.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19162758

I remember him playing live on Gloria Hunniford's afternoon show on Radio 2 on more than one occasion. One from Chorus Line and Nobody Does It Better are 2 of his songs that I liked.

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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlg2svEAh-w

It says in the article he wrote it but in Wiki (never knowingly wrong Smile ) it says

The song was written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, scored by Marvin Hamlisch

I don't know what 'scored by' means but I do know it's a beautiful song.

R.I.P
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't really say that I ever had much enthusiasm for his music - quite a fair amount of plagiarism I always thought - but he is undeniably one of the most successful arrangers of the last half century and for that you have to give him credit Smile
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A rather nice tribute to Marvin in the second hour of today's Elaine Paige show. She does say the theme from the Sting was an adaptation and I don't think anyone ever said it was anything else.

Your favourite features in the first hour Becky!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give that second hour a listen...thanks Helen!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a nice tribute,Helen...his list of accomplishments was very impressive...

Don't think I'd fancy sharing puddings at a dinner party.... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither Becky!

I'm glad you enjoyed it, there were a few bits I'd forgotten all about included in it.

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