Galt MacDermot (Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre)

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Arthur Terence Galt MacDermot (born December 18, 1928) is a Canadian–American composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre. He won a Grammy Award for the song "African Waltz" in 1960. His most successful musicals have been Hair (1967; its cast album also won a Grammy) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (1971). MacDermot has also written music for film soundtracks, jazz and funk albums, and classical music, and his music has been sampled in hit hip-hop songs and albums. He is best known for two of his songs (Aquarius-Let the Sunshine In/The Hair song) which were number one in the charts in 1969.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1966 Shapes of Rhythm 2
1970 Cotton Comes To Harlem (Original Motion Picture Score) 1
1970 DisinHAIRited 1
1971 The Nucleus 1
2001 Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical (Raimund Theater Cast) 1
2001 Woman Is Sweeter / Shapes of Rhythm 1
2002 Up From the Basement: Unreleased Tracks, Volumes 1 & 2 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 Galt MacDermot In Film 1969-1973 1

Album + Soundtrack + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Hair: Broadway Musical Company New York (1992 European Tour cast, dubbed “Broadway Musical Company”) 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1968 Haare (Hair): Originalaufnahme der deutschsprachigen Uraufführung (1968 Munich cast) 1
1968 Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (1968 original Broadway cast) 7
1969 Woman Is Sweeter 2
1979 Hair (1979 film cast) 5
1992 Hair: The Tribal Love-Rock Musical (1992 Australian cast) 1
1993 Hair (1968 original London cast) 1
1993 Hair: The Musical (1993 London cast) 1
1998 Das ganze Hair: Deutsche Original-Gesamtaufnahme München (1970 Munich cast) 1
2009 Hair (2009 Broadway cast) 1
Hair (unidentified cast) 1
Hair 1
Hair (1967 original off-Broadway cast) 1
Hair 1
Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical (unknown cast) 1
The Human Comedy (1984 original Broadway cast) 1

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