A Voice of the Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen

A Voice of the Warm: The Life of

In his 1960s-1970s heyday, Rod McKuen was a phenomenally popular singer-songwriter as well as the bestselling poet in publishing history. To his legions of fans around the world, he was a voice of compassion and healing, as much a prophet as an author/entertainer. McKuen songs like “If You Go Away” and “Jean” earned him massive hits, while books like Listen to the Warm sold millions of copies.McKuen's huge sales and devoted following didn't stop the critics from calling his work sentimental kitsch cranked out for the money. Who was this enigmatic artist who aroused so much love and hatred? A Voice of the Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen is the first-ever biography of one of the 20th century's most popular and misunderstood pop-culture icons. Drawing upon extensive research and over 100 interviews, author Barry Alfonso tells how McKuen overcame childhood physical and sexual abuse to become a teenage radio host, film actor, and Beat-style poet before connecting with a vast audience as a writer and recording artist. McKuen's role as a pioneering gay rights activist who bridged the '60s generation gap with a message of love and tolerance help to make his story uniquely relevant today.

  • ASIN: 161713709X
  • UPC: 888680688240

The Sea * The Earth * The Sky / Rod Mckuen / Anita Kerr & The San Sebastian Strings

The Sea * The Earth * The Sky

Three CD set. A 'must-have' for the true romantic, these timeless recordings were the fruit of the inspired collaboration between the popular American poet Rod McKuen and the great arranger / vocalist Anita Kerr. This first ever worldwide release on CD of Rod and Anita's trilogy has been long awaited. Rod himself once said that there have been more requests for these San Sebastian Strings masterpieces than any of his own prolific back catalog. It all began with The Sea. When Rod conceived the idea he had not met Anita Kerr; nor had he thought of sharing his work with anyone else. Rod had stated that in Anita he not only had the perfect sounding board, but that she is a composer of such uncommon talent that each association between the two of them had been for him a perfect artistic experience. The Sea was released in 1967. The Earth and The Sky quickly followed. Now, almost five decades on, along with the uplifting, insightful prose and exquisite music of this historic trilogy, you are able to appreciate a remarkable insight into Rod's thoughts and workings into his original Instructions given to Anita Kerr for composing the music.

  • Brand: EL

Love's Been Good To Me - The Songs Of Rod Mckuen

Love's Been Good To Me - The Songs

The latest in our popular Songwriters series puts the spotlight on the late Rod McKuen. A born outsider, Rod McKuen was embraced by millions of fans who connected with the expressions of desire, nostalgia and self-acceptance found in his songs and poems. In the early 1960s, he began to visit France and gain entry into Parisian songwriting circles. By 1964 he was co-writing with a host of leading French chansonniers, most notably Jacques Brel, resulting in such international hits as 'If You Go Away' and 'Seasons In The Sun'.

  • Brand: Ace (Label)
  • ASIN: B01N7DRV59
  • UPC: 029667076920

Reflections: The Greatest Songs Of Rod McKuen

Reflections: The Greatest Songs Of Rod

Rod McKuen, composer-lyricist, has written some of the most enduring songs of the second half of the twentieth century, including Love's Been Good To Me, Jean, The World I Used To Know. A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Joanna, Seasons In The Sun and the enduring standard If You Go Away. These songs are all included in this new collection. Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Glen Campbell and The Kingston Trio all have recorded songs written by Rod McKuen.

  • Brand: McKuen, Rod
  • ASIN: B015ED6588
  • UPC: 030206736281

Wild Heritage


  • ASIN: B077DW6CV1

The World Of Rod McKuen hc Helen Miljakovich Photos; Ben Kendall Piano

The World Of Rod McKuen hc Helen Miljakovich

Vintage Copy Of The World Of Rod McKuen Hardcover By Rod McKuen Photographs By Helen Miljakovich Piano Arrangements By Ben Kendall 1968 First Edition Published by Random House Average Condition: Exterior shows light to moderate wear, interior is very clean.

  • ASIN: B073R4HWSZ

Sold Out at Carnegie Hall (Live) [Deluxe Edition]

Sold Out at Carnegie Hall (Live) [Deluxe


Listen to the Warm

Listen to the


  • ASIN: B002A47E0I

Stanyon Street & Other Sorrows

Stanyon Street & Other

Rod McKuen's poetry has inspired many musicians, some of which are in this book. In the words of Glenn Yarbrough: For me they are not merely poems, they are an extension of a man who is able to put into words what so many of us feel and cannot say.

  • ASIN: B002WZLE92

The Sea

The Sea

Released in 1967, this was the first of a series of hit albums that set the poetry of Rod McKuen to music and sound effects composed by Anita Kerr of the Anita Kerr Singers. Includes text drawn from Rod's books Listen to the Warm and Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows.

  • Brand: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B000002KAD
  • UPC: 075992716529

Two Rod McKuen Hard Covers (In Someone's Shadow; We Touch The Sky)

Two Rod McKuen Hard Covers (In Someone's Shadow;

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"Cats have it all - admiration, an..." quote by Rod McKuen, laser engraved on wooden plaque - Size: 8"x10"

"Cats have it all - admiration, an..." quote

"Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it." quote by Rod McKuen Motivation and inspiration are what gets us out of bed every morning. To give you that drive and touch of magic that you need in your life, why not add some wise words to your home or office today. With the finest thoughts of the greatest minds laser engraved into premium quality beechwood, the words that move you will decorate beautifully your home for years. Perfect for remembering what life is all about. A suitable gift for colleagues, friends and family. Also, it is a fantastic decoration item for shelves and tables. It can also be used as a wall hanging, to decor the plain walls; your choice of texts on these beautiful brown-hue wooden plaques. They carry a beautiful minimalist, antique style, that would not outdate so soon. *Please note that the display sample may not always be a true representation of the final wood product due to the very nature of the wood. Product image colours may vary due to the nature of the wood used and monitor display settings.

  • Color: Wood
  • Brand: Mundus Souvenirs

Moment to Moment

Moment to

A collection of poetry reflecting the author's 1971 trip to Holland and 1974 travels to Mexico

  • ASIN: 0671218395

If You Go Away

If You Go

Digital Sheet Music of If You Go AwayComposed by: Jacques Romain Georges Brel;Rod McKuenPerformed by: Jacques Romain Georges Brel

  • ASIN: B00DK3TYW4

New Sounds in Folk Music (Digitally Remastered)

New Sounds in Folk Music (Digitally

  • ASIN: B019KK4PBK

In Someone's Shadow: A Book of Love Poems

In Someone's Shadow: A Book of Love

1969 Cheval Books hardcover, 2nd printing. Rod McKuen (With Love). A collection of love poems set against a background of changing seasons together with a selection of song lyrics from A Man Alone. - Amazon

  • ASIN: 0718108647

Dolly Parton & Friends

Dolly Parton &

A Song-Filled Delight with Dolly & her Superstar Friends! One of the most successful crossover performing artists of all time, legendary singer-songwriter-actress Dolly Parton hosts this popular music program that originally aired as Dolly in 1976-77. Joined by the hottest stars of the day, Parton sings some of her greatest hits, including I Will Always Love You, and a selection of contemporary tunes. This two-disc set includes guest appearnces by Linda Rondstadt.

  • Brand: MPI Home Video
  • ASIN: B000K7VL3S
  • UPC: 030306763194

Molandra Products #Rod - White Hashtag 20oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Carabiner

Molandra Products #Rod - White Hashtag 20oz Stainless

When you are feeling saucy and you need something to say it without saying it, grab this water bottle and fill it with your favorite liquid. It should be alcohol but if that is not your fancy, do as you please.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Molandra Products
  • ASIN: B0741SCJK8

The Sound of Solitude

The Sound of

Written in diary form, the popular poet traces the slow unfolding of a love affair and the silence that follows the end of love

  • Brand: Harpercollins
  • ASIN: 0060151994

Rod McKuen Signed Framed 11x14 Note & A Boy Named Charlie Brown Poster Display - Autographed NFL Photos

Rod McKuen Signed Framed 11x14 Note & A

Rod McKuen Signed Framed 11x14 Note & A Boy Named Charlie Brown Poster Display If a product is unsigned or non game-used, a hologram will not be included Charlie Brown memorabilia. Atlanta Falcons memorabilia

  • Brand: Sports Memorabilia
  • ASIN: B07T9V1TK5
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