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August 7th, 2012
Hamlisch’s first film score is one of my favorite movies of all-time – The Swimmer, with Burt Lancaster.
It’s based on a John Cheever story.
Several years ago I was on a flight and he was sitting right in front of me. An obnoxious woman sat next to him and was talking to him nonstop – she was a loud pain in ass. He got up from his seat, spoke with the attendant and quietly changed seats.
I just smiled and thought good for him…he seemed like a humble dignified man.
Left Coast Dan
So a spacecraft lands on Mars and 2 days later Marvin is dead? Scary. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/07/article-0-146D5F6F000005DC-5_634x568.jpg
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
I played “Pineapple Rag” in a high-school competition, so I was quite familiar with him, being that it was the heyday for “The Sting” and ragtime music. What a talented man. Always struck me as a bit nerdy, but talent out the wazoo.
My favorite Marvin Hamlisch moment… People do not realize he was the piano player introducing Groucho Marx’s “An Evening With Groucho” at Carnegie Hall.
The info regarding the piano intro: starts with Beethoven’s 21st piano sonata, then “Hurray For Captain Spaulding” from Animal Crackers. Then into “Alone” from Night at the Opera, then “Everyone Says I Love You” from Horse Feathers, the bridge from Mozart’s “Ronda Alla Turko” & then “Cosi-Cosa” from N.A.T.O., back to “Spaulding” with big end flourish from Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”… then Cavett’s TV theme at the time. Now please come see my channel.
I just remember how Lisa Loopner was saving herself for him.
Another great one is gone.
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