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Rodney Marvin "Rod" McKuen (April 29, 1933 - January 29, 2015) was a best-selling American poet, composer, and singer, instrumental in the revitalization of popular poetry that took place in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Born in Oakland, California, McKuen ran away from home at the age of eleven to escape an alcoholic stepfather and to send what money he could to his mother. After a series of jobs, from lumberjack,…

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  • R.I.P. I only recently became aware of you through Aaron Freeman's Marvelous Clouds LP. I hope to discover more of your work in the future.
  • RIP
  • R.I.P. Rod
  • Fucking terrible Brel translater, he did not understand Brel's chansons. If You Go Away and Seasons in the Sun are prime example of watering down masterful and richly filled lyrics, tunring them into trivial bullshit.
  • I'm having problems to download /find the album "In Search of Eros". Is there anyone with the possibility to zip me? And any other albums. Send me a message.
  • Someone please help me... Where can I get his spoken word albums? Please message me. Thank you!
  • i love "The Lovers" song, both original and Arctic Monkeys' cover, you guys should check it out
  • What makes a song great?, words & delivery. The great artists have it in spades! This is one of the great deliverers of a song, whether his own or someone else's
  • glenn yarbrough covers rod's music so well...his song "the women" is beautiful ,,as is "each of us alone",,,
  • I wish there was some service where you could give Rod McKuen some words to say out loud, maybe over some soft music, for a medium-to-large-sized payment.

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