Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MikeP5877, Aug 7, 2012.
RIP Marvin. You were an excellent Hollywood composer and will be missed.
Marvin Hamlish first came to my attention when he accompanied Groucho Marx at Carnegie Hall. A great talent who'll be missed.
Nobody did it better. RIP.
Too bad. Saw him in Christmas concert with Buffalo Philharmonic. He was very entertaining.
I know this very much dates me as an 80s child, but can anyone else confirm that he also appeared occasionally (in person, I believe) on a children's television show called The Great American Space Coaster (or something similar). I used to watched said show when I was about 7 or 8 (1980-81), and I seem to remember first encountering his name then -- its such a distinctive name.
Too young! I remember seeing him on the Mike Douglas Show back in the day and felt he was extremely talented and very modest. RIP Marvin.
Wow, so sorry to hear this. Enjoyed much of his work, but particularly his soundtrack for Soderbergh's 'The Informant' (Hamlisch's first film work in 13 years!).
Sad news. Saw him quite a few times here in Pittsburgh. Last time was last year's Christmas concert. He will be missed. RIP.
So sorry to learn of his passing. He did so much, but for me he's the guy who co-wrote Lesley Gore's "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" and did the movie score for "The Swimmer" starring Burt Lancaster. There's a wonderful scene in the "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" PBS Series where Michael and Marvin play a wonderful, spontaneous piano duet in preparation for a concert. It's such a delight to see the talent and love of music that they both have. Marvin will be greatly missed.
That was the Great Space Coaster and yes he made several appearances.
Anyway, I am sorry to hear of Mr. Hamlisch's passing. Sad gnus indeed.
68 is no age these days RIP Marvin
R.I.P. Watched the Idina Menzel "Barefoot at the Symphony" performance with Hamlisch conducting on PBS a few months ago and bought the CD/DVD for my wife.
Very sad news. When I saw Barbara Streisand he was her conductor.
He was quite the performer. Sorry to hear sbout this.
Don't forget that he also co-wrote Leslie Gore's last hit (and one of her best): California Nights (the song she sang on Batman, incidentally).
EXACTLY! When I heard the news this morning on KNX Radio the first (or should I say "foist") thing that popped in my head was Groucho's voice saying "Marvin Hamlish????? Oh! YOU"RE MARVIN HAMLISH!!!!!"
I shall dig out that double LP tonight and play it in his honor.
What an incredible body of work he leaves as his legacy.
A small note. Among his many tunes, he wrote a tune called "There's Something About You". Frank Sinatra sang it for a brief period in his concerts in 1979. There was talk that he was going to record the song but sadly, Mr. S never did. It is a great little number.
RIP to a supremely talented man.
What a huge loss. RIP
Check out this vintage piece of nostalgia from a 1976 "Tonight Show" with Bing Crosby, Ray Bolger and Marvin. EXQUISITE!!!
One of Hamlisch's early credits is for incidental music for the ill-fated musical about the Marx Bros. beginnings-Minnie's Boys.
So sad about this - a huge fan of his. From "Take the Money and Run", "Bananas" to "The Sting" and as a young man on the keys on the otherwise one-man show, "An Evening with Groucho".
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