Barbra Streisand. One Night Only Live [Video]. Reggae Legends. Shabba Ranks. The Pop Years: The 70s. The Essential Henry Mancini. Composer, Vocals. The Seekers. Freda Payne. Glenn Yarbrough. Audio Production, Composer. Coleccion Privada: Las 20 Exclusivas. El Borracho. The Kingston Trio. Great Quartets. Sonny Criss. La Mas Completa Coleccion. Les Plus Belles Chansons. Nana Mouskouri. Love Is the Answer. Pop Memories of the '60s: Honey. Reggae Classics [Universal]. Superhits of the 60's: Best of the Best.
The Pop Years: This Is Christmas. Petula Clark. Producer, Composer. Johnny Mathis. Embracing Voices. Jane Bunnett.
Gold . Dusty Springfield. Destino Norteno. Live in London! In Concert at the London Palladium. Universal Never Underestimate the Power of the Womenfolk . The Womenfolk. On a Carousel. Sheera Ben-David. Open Up. Jeff Barone. The Best of Neil Diamond.
Neil Diamond. The Solo Recordings: The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett. The Amsterdam Concert. The Story of the Summerhits. The Three Bells. Turning Like Forever: Rarities, Vol. Waldo de los Rios. All 70s and 80s Mega Hits. Beauty: Music That Touches the Heart. Dorothy Squires. Complete Hits. Matt Monro. Dolly Parton and Friends. Dolly Parton. Guest Artist. Producer, Additional Personnel, Vocals. Get Ready, Here Come the '70s.
Perry Como. Live at the BBC. Love Collection. Tom Jones. Matt at the Movies. Take to the Mountains. Richard Barnes. The Confessions Tour. The No. The Seventies: Sweeter Than Sugar. The Very Best of Bobby Goldsboro. Bobby Goldsboro. Top of the Pops When I Fall in Love. Lesley Garrett. Wynners 6 in 1 Box Set. The Wynners.
All 1 Hits '70s. Jack Jones. American V: A Hundred Highways. Johnny Cash. At Her Very Best. Back to Mine. Mercury Rev. Best Selection. Brenda Lee. Dusty: The Original Pop Diva. Essential Neil Diamond [Madacy]. Forever More. Forever Neil Diamond [Box Set]. Jacques Brel. Now and Then. Maria Friedman. Planet 70's. Queer Noises From the Closet to the Charts. Reggae Mix, Vol. The Al Martino Collection.
Al Martino. The Dusty Springfield Story. All of Me. Bob Bellows. Bryant Park Moratorium Rally Tony Conrad. Main Personnel. Scott Walker. Dancehall Classics [Sequence]. Fly Me to the Moon: Opus Collection. Frank Sinatra. Happiness Hunters. In Good Company. J'ai Deux Amours. Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Klone Ikons, Vol. Love Songs: Canciones de Amor. Julio Iglesias. Matt Sings Monro. More Best of the 70's. Readymade Digs Disney, Vol. Remezclados y Remasterizados [Remixed]. Grupo Toppaz. Selections from Irving Berlin's White Christmas. The Best of Wynners. The Great Bobby Vinton. Bobby Vinton. Ultimate Vintage Pop. Vintage Pop. Profugos de Chicago. Ray Conniff. Anthologie, Vol.
Calypso Favourites. Caribbean Allstars. Vic Damone. Held Over! Percy Faith. I'll Take Romance. In Five Easy Pieces. Lifetime Of Romance: Secret Rendezvous. Love Songs. Music of Your Life: Secret Rendezvous. Next: Jacques Brel. Adaptation, Composer. Puro Durango Compa.
Lalo Rodarte. Rockin' And Stompin': 30 Early Rockers. Paul Kuhn. Super Hits Thank You for the Music. Deborah Boily. The Greatest Songs of the Seventies, Vol. The Look of Love [Box Set]. The Real '70s. The Singer's Singer. The Hyperjinx Tricycle. Vivre Libre: Collection Disques Pathe.
Jean-Claude Pascal. Vocally Yours, Vol. Ginette Reno. With the Lights Out. You Don't Know Me. Sofia Laiti. A Caribbean Holiday.
Caribbean Steel Band. A Woman's View Through Child Eyes. Jackie Richardson. Arizona [Collectables]. Mark Lindsay. At Last. Cyndi Lauper. Biggest Hits of Summer. Bob Gentry. Jimmie F.
Johnny Mercer. Ellas Cantan Asi. Select Gender? This helps us keep people, musicians and brands searchable on Myspace. Please select Female Male Unspecified. This is your profile URL. Pick one that's 25 characters or less and includes a letter. You can throw in numbers, dots and dashes, too. Pick one that's hard-to-crack, only known by you, and at least 6 characters long. Use this to log in to your account, receive notifications and get handy updates from us. Date of Birth?
Please enter the account owner's birth date here. His symphonies, concertos, and other orchestral works have been performed by orchestras around the globe. During the s, McKuen began composing larger-scale orchestral compositions, writing a series of concertos, suites, symphonies, and chamber pieces for orchestra.
He continued publishing a steady stream of poetry books throughout the decade. In , he published Finding My Father , a chronicle of his search for information on his biological father. The book and its publicity helped make such information more readily available to adopted children. McKuen continued to enjoy sell-out concerts around the world and appeared regularly at New York's Carnegie Hall.
In , Rod McKuen retired from live performances. The following year, he was diagnosed with clinical depression, which he battled for much of the next decade. In addition to his artistic pursuits, for the past 19 years he has been the president of the American Guild of Variety Artists , a post he has held longer than any other man or woman elected to the position.
McKuen lives in Southern California with his brother and four cats in a large rambling Spanish house built in , which houses one of the world's largest private record collections.
Despite his popular appeal, McKuen's work has never been taken seriously by critics and academics or by much of the public. Michael Baers observed in Gale Research's St.
James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture that "through the years his books have drawn uniformly unkind reviews. In fact, criticism of his poetry is uniformly vituperative Frank W. Hoffmann, in Arts and Entertainment Fads , described McKuen's poetry as "tailor-made for the s [ Philosopher and social critic Robert C. In addition to his artistic pursuits he was the Executive President of the American Guild of Variety Artists AGVA , a post he held longer than any other man or woman elected to the position.
McKuen lived in Beverly Hills, California with his partner Edward, whom he called his "brother", and four cats in a large rambling Spanish house built in , which housed one of the world's largest private record collections. McKuen refused to identify as gay, straight, or bisexual, but once explained his sexuality saying, "I can't imagine choosing one sex over the other, that's just too limiting.
I can't even honestly say I have a preference. Easy In featured a photo of a man's arm gripping a handful of vegetable shortening; the can was a pastiche of Crisco — then widely used by gay men as a sexual lubricant — with the label instead reading "Disco". That same year, McKuen spoke out against singer Anita Bryant and her "Save Our Children" campaign to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance in Miami, tagging Bryant with the nickname "Ginny Orangeseed", and also including a song on Slide Despite his popular appeal, McKuen's work was never taken seriously by critics or academics.
Michael Baers observed in Gale Research's St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture that "through the years his books have drawn uniformly unkind reviews.
In fact, criticism of his poetry is uniformly vituperative Frank W. Philosopher and social critic Robert C. Solomon described McKuen's poetry as "sweet kitsch,"  and, at the height of his popularity in , Newsweek magazine called him "the King of Kitsch. Writer and literary critic Nora Ephron said, "[F]or the most part, McKuen's poems are superficial and platitudinous and frequently silly.
In a Chicago Tribune interview with McKuen in as he was "testing the waters" for a comeback tour, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic Julia Keller claimed that "Millions more have loathed him [ They find it silly and mawkish, the kind of gooey schmaltz that wouldn't pass muster in a freshman creative-writing class" while stating that "The masses ate him up with a spoon, while highbrow literary critics roasted him on a spit.
Lyrics, book, and musical storylines by Rod McKuen; music composed, arranged, and conducted by Anita Kerr. He is survived by his three cats, Buddy, Clint and Boots; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Conductor — Arthur Greenslade. Other Versions 2 of 2 View All.Jan 29, · Green Man festival has announced the first details of its event, with Michael Kiwanuka set to headline, plus performances from Caribou, Mac DeMarco, Goldfrapp, Ty .