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Sunday, February 18, 2007

A life in pop music

There was an interesting obituary in yesterday's New York Times about Ray Evans, a songwriter whose music and lyrics made a big splash in the '40s and '50s. Evans was partners with a fellow named Jay Livingston, and together they had a string of hits in Hollywood. Can you imagine the pride those guys must have had in writing this? Or this? Or this?

But to me, here are two of their greatest works:

The L.A. Times obit, which is a bit more extensive, is here.

Comments (2)

No word on their reaction to this version.

A horse is a horse of course, of course...

All the things I've forgotten --ex-wives names, for instance-- but this wonderful, dumb song...I remembered every word. And I haven't even thought about this song for...forty years?

Que sera, sera; Silver Bells...what a terrific legacy to leave behind.

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