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Robert Fontenot

In the Spotlight: Randy Newman

By November 30, 2012

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Randy Newman began as a "legitimate" (if twisted) songwriter, graduated to being the social satirist everyone loved to hate, then entered the family business and ironically became part of the family-friendly Hollywood establishment. Somehow, in all of that, there's enough to get him finally nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read all about the life and career of Randy Newman here. Read all about the life, music, and career of Randy Newman here.

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December 1, 2012 at 4:00 am
(1) IDLERACER says:

THIS was one of his more oddball early successes in UK. I would say that they “Britished Up” the lyrics a bit, but seeing as this is the original that came out a full year before Newman’s own version (and four years before Nilsson’s), it’s actually more like those two “Americanized” them.

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