Rod McKuen

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Rodney Marvin "Rod" McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks and classical music. He earned two Academy Award nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his music compositions. McKuen's translations and adaptations of the songs of Jacques Brel were instrumental in bringing the Belgian songwriter to prominence in the English-speaking world. His poetry deals with themes of love, the natural world and spirituality. McKuen's songs sold over 100 million recordings worldwide, and 60 million books of his poetry were sold as well, according to the Associated Press.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Seasons of the Sun Rod McKuen 1
1967 Listen to the Warm Rod McKuen 2
1967 Lonesome Cities Rod McKuen 1
1970 New Ballads Rod McKuen 1
1972 The Beautiful Strangers Rod McKuen 1
1974 Music to Freak Your Friends and Break Your Lease Heins Hoffman-Richter 1
1992 Rod McKuen Sings Jacques Brel Rod McKuen 1
1994 Early Harvest Rod McKuen 1
1994 The French Connection Rod McKuen 1
1999 Beatsville Rod McKuen 1
La Mer/The Sea Rod McKuen & Anita Kerr 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Rod McKuen 1
1970 Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Rod McKuen 1
1992 Greatest Hits: Without a Worry in the World Rod McKuen 1
1994 At the Movies Rod McKuen 1
Greatest Hits, Volume 3 Rod McKuen 1
Greatest Hits, Volume 4 Rod McKuen 1
Try Rod McKuen in the Privacy of Your Own Home Rod McKuen 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Rod McKuen at Carnegie Hall Rod McKuen 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Rod McKuen 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Amor, Amor Rod McKuen 2

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Speaking of Love Rod McKuen 1
The Sea Rod McKuen & Anita Kerr 1

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