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Rod McKuen

Rodney Marvin McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks and classical music. He earned two Academy Award nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his music compositions. McKuen's translations and adaptations of the songs of Jacques Brel were instrumental in bringing the Belgian songwriter to prominence in the English-speaking world. His poetry deals with themes of love, the natural world and spirituality. McKuen's songs sold over 100 million recordings worldwide, and 60 million books of his poetry were sold as well.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 29th, 1933 (Oakland), Died January 29th, 2015 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1958 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 107649 6/22/1959 The Mummy Dor ; Bob McFadden speaker  
Decca 107650 6/22/1959 The Beat generation Dor ; Bob McFadden speaker  
Decca 107754 7/14/1959 Very warm Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107755 7/14/1959 The ballad of the sad boy Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107756 7/14/1959 Why does the feeling go away Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107757 7/14/1959 I walk a little faster Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107758 7/28/1959 My shining hour Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107759 7/28/1959 I remember the cornfields Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107760 7/28/1959 For you Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107761 7/28/1959 I'm just a country boy Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107762 8/10/1959 Imagination Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107763 8/10/1959 Till my ship comes in Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107764 8/10/1959 Time after time Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 107765 8/10/1959 Smile Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 108299 10/23/1959 April people Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 108300 10/23/1959 There will never be another you Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 108329 11/4/1959 April people Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca 108330 11/4/1959 Alone after dark Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca L 10890 3/28/1958 Two brothers Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca L 10891 3/28/1958 [Unknown title(s)] Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca L 10892 3/28/1958 The lady from Laramie Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca L 10893 3/28/1958 Jump up Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca L 11074 7/19/1958 I've always loved you Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca L 11075 7/29/1958 Twenty three cotton fields Rod McKuen vocalist  
Decca L 11076 7/29/1958 Silver ring Rod McKuen vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McKuen, Rod," accessed June 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330788.

McKuen, Rod. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330788.

"McKuen, Rod." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330788

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