Presentation on theme: "Biography Randall Stuart Newman Born: November 28 th, 1943 Composer and Singer/Song Writer Academy, Grammy and Emmy Award Winner California native, father,"— Presentation transcript:
Biography Randall Stuart Newman Born: November 28 th, 1943 Composer and Singer/Song Writer Academy, Grammy and Emmy Award Winner California native, father, husband, democrat
At age 17, Randy Newman was already a paid, professional singer/songwriter for a California music publishing company.
Born in Los Angeles, at one point in his life he moved to Louisiana and then back to Los Angeles where he resides today. Based on one of his more popular songs, it’s safe to say that he, “Love’s L.A.”!
“There’s no business, like Strabismus!” Despite have been diagnosed with Strabismus, (or Abnormal alignment of the eyes.) as a child, Randy Newman has managed to do things that most people can only dream of.
For instance…. - Releasing 12 albums…
-Having a name attached to many Pixar/Disney films…
- Being responsible for writing the number one strip tease song of the twentieth century…
-Being inducted into the Song Writer’s Hall of Fame…
-And winning many renowned awards for musical composition.
Hard Times. During the late 1980’s, Newman: Divorced his wife of 20 years Contracted EBV Lost both of his parents within a span of two years
“Isn't it a bit surprising How one's fortunes ebb and flow And only to the enterprising Does the magic fortune cookie go…”
Musical Genius Recognizes he is different from typical artists Writes most songs in third person and tends to deviate away from what people expect or are “used to.” Relates to his audience in specific ways Experiments with irony
You Can Leave Your Hat On (1972): Album: Sail Away, Written and originally sang by Randy Newman
Short People (1977): Album: Little Criminals, Written and sang by Randy Newman
Political Science (1972): Album: Sail Away, Written and sang by Randy Newman
The Time of Your Life (1998): Disney/Pixar: A Bug’s Life: Written and sang by Randy Newman
I Love L.A. (1983): Album: Trouble in Paradise: Written and sang by Randy Newman
“I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that.”
Works Cited Collins, David. Contemporary Musicians. 1991. Encyclopedia. Contemporary Musicians. 1991.. NNDB. NNDB-Randy Newman. 2010. Randy Newman. March 2010.. Simon&Schuster. Rolling Stone. 2001.