Tuesday, August 23, 2011


OK, more 70's: British jazz musician Stanley Myers composed this neoclassical piece for the piano in the early 70's. Guitar virtuoso John Williams asked him to transpose it for guitar and he first recorded it in '73. Shortly thereafter Cleo Laine added lyrics and recorded it as "He Was Beautiful" accompanied by Williams, charting in the UK. It is best known as the theme for the 1978 Oscar-winning movie "The Deer Hunter". English tenor Paul Potts included it in his debut album.

Yesterday's answer: "Eight Days A Week". Ringo was prone to Yogi Berraisms on a smaller scale.

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