Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Jean" by Oliver.

OK, more 60's: Poet Rod McKuen wrote and performed this ballad in '69. It became the theme song for a movie that won Maggie Smith the Best Actress Oscar. Also Oscar-nominated for Best Original Song. William Swofford's cover peaked at #2 on the Pop charts, topped Adult Contemporary and won him his second Gold Disc. Quoting Swofford: "We had no idea it would be a single. It was a 3/4 ballad in the psychedelic was a beautiful arrangement." Song? Swofford's stage name? For extra credit - first Gold Disc? Yesterday's answer: "Music To Watch Girls By". That would have been a PERFECT song for an Austin Powers movie soundtrack (yeah, Baby, yeah!).

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