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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born April 29, 1933 (Oakland), Died January 29, 2015 (Beverly Hills)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1958 - 1959
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker, composer
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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||107763||8/10/1959||Till my ship comes in||Rod McKuen||vocalist|
|Decca||107764||8/10/1959||Time after time||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McKuen, Rod," accessed March 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330788.
McKuen, Rod. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330788.
"McKuen, Rod." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 March 2023.
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LCNAR: McKuen, Rod - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80126020
Wikidata: Rod McKuen - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1341627
MusicBrainz: Rod McKuen - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/a12980dd-8cf1-4802-84e3-32c08560cf49
ISNI: 0000 0001 1492 2717 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000114922717
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