Marvin Hamlisch “One Singular Sensation”[Video]
I’m sure you’ve heard that composer, Marvin Hamlisch passed away last Monday. His musical accomplishments are amazing.
Hamlisch wrote some of the most beloved songs in the history of movies and Broadway. We”ll touch on those in just a moment.
He was one of only eleven people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony. Mr. Hamlisch also won a Pulitzer Prize and two Golden Globes.
To give you the scope of his natural born talent, he was the youngest student ever accepted into The Julliard School of Music at the tender age of seven!
Marvin Hamlisch is probably best remembered for writing “The Way We Were”, his Oscar winning title song from the 1973 film that starred Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford.
Another Oscar winner was “The Entertainer” from the movie, “The Sting”.
Hamlisch’s Broadway musical credits include “A Chorus Line”, “They’re Playing Our Song”, and “The Goodbye Girl”.
To give you an idea of his versatility, Mr. Hamlisch wrote the song, “Nobody Does It Better” that was recorded by Carly Simon. His list of hits include “Break It To Me Gently” a number one R&B hit for Aretha Franklin, and also a top 20 song he co-wrote for Lesley Gore called “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows.”
I’m sure lots of you have memories from at least one Marvin Hamlisch song. If you do, please leave a comment.