JCC RIP Robert B. Sherman (1925 - 2012)

Discussion in 'Community' started by HL&S, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    The Academy Award winning lyricist and songwriter has passed away. He and his brother Richard M. Sherman are responsible for numerous classics you might recall while growing up. They wrote the score to Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Charlottes Web, the Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, and Snoopy Come Home. They also did other songs like "Let's Get Together" from the Parent Trap, the theme to Disneys Wonderful World of Color, the song There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, The Tikki Tikki Tikki Room, The Monkey's Uncle, and It's A Small World. Not to mention the hit "You're Sixteen" sung by Johnny Burnette.

    I felt he deserved his own memorial thread given his contributions in entertainment and my childhood.



    You're Sixteen

    The Monkey's Uncle

    The Tikki Tikki Tikki Room

    Feed the Birds (from Mary Poppins)
  2. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    B. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney?!

  3. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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  4. solojones Chosen One

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    Yeah, I saw this earlier. Quite sad. He and his brother have given so much to the world of both film and theme parks. I was just at the Tiki Room the other day, singing along with every word as usual. Love the Sherman brothers.



    -sj loves kevin spacey
  5. halibut Chosen One

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    This is an odd one.

    Lost of facebook messages saying how this is awful and a great loss etc. But really it isn't. His work in the 60s was phenomenal and his music will never be forgotten. But he was an old man who lived a full life and wasn't exactly in the prime of his writing career.

    I'm grateful for all the music he wrote and love all of it to bits, but will I "miss him"? Not really, no.
  6. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Feed the Birds was Walt Disney's most favourite song, so they did something right there.


    Shame about also doing It's a Small World After All, a song they no doubt play in Hell on repeat to torment fallen souls.
  7. solojones Chosen One

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    Well, sure, but it's still a time to remember someone's great work and pay tribute to how their life affected a lot of people in a positive way :)



    -sj loves kevin spacey
  8. halibut Chosen One

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    Oh I agree. It's all the "won't be the same without him" stuff. It will be the same.
  9. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    It's the song that plays in my head when Threepio appears for the first time in TPM.
  10. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    A film that no doubt plays in Hell on repeat to torment fallen souls.

  11. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    RIP I very much enjoy you music.


    And Mort, that'd be heaven for me. :p