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 era...it was a beautiful arrangement." Song? Swofford's stage name? For extra credit - first Gold Disc? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsTo5zaTyus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZggkU9Ke2Nc Yesterday's answer: "Music To Watch Girls By". That would have been a PERFECT song for an Austin Powers movie soundtrack (yeah, Baby, yeah!). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O8lqpi4pX0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5-GD8YeObE