Friday, January 30, 2015
"If You Go Away"...Rod McKuen is gone...but NOT forgotten
Rod McKuen RIP....
....In the 50’s and 60’s regardless where I was broadcasting from...and even into the later years of my national talk show...Rod McKuen’s “If You Go Away” was a staple of my show. There was a period when I used it to close my show each night.
Rod passed away at age 81 having left a virtual “bevy” of music...poems...taped concerts etc. for all of us the cherish.
Here is Billboard Magazine’s obit:
“Rod: “If You Go Away”:
P.S. Two more things about Rod McKuen.... He was the ultimate cat lover....just like me and
...little known and probably not going to make it into his obit...he was extremely active in getting more money for musicians...singers...writers etc...working with ASCAP & BMI.
Judging for the increased profitability on their part...it seems to have worked.