Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Remembering Marvin Hamlisch

Composer Marvin Hamlisch has died at age 68 in Los Angeles.
I thought I should note him passing since one of his songs was part of the inspiration for a recent comic, Kiss Today Goodbye.

Oddly enough, the casual reader would've guessed that I'd used that show's closing number, "One".

I saw Hamlisch perform once at Jones Beach. My (then) girlfriend wanted to see Liza Minnelli, and he opened. Very nice job on the piano, playing a bunch of songs I had been familiar with but didn't know he had anything to do with. And he played the "overture" from A Chorus Line, which didn't actually have an overture, but it was the one he would've written for it.

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