Tuesday, 6 March 2012

ROBERT B SHERMAN (1925-2012)

I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing, yesterday, of Robert B Sherman who, with his brother Richard M Sherman, was one of the all-time great showbiz song-writing partnerships.

Their words and music provided the background score to my childhood and to that of many others.

Later, I had the great good fortune to get to know Bob and Dick as friends and have fond memories of conversations (often seated around a piano) about their songs for films, shows and television and, of course, their unique collaboration with Walt Disney.

Rest in peace, Bob.

It's a world of laughter, a world or tears,
It's a world of hopes, it's a world of fears,
There's so much that we share,
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all

You can read my further thoughts on Bob Sherman here


Wobble The Witch Cat said...

Another Disney Legend dies , I know that he'd been in poor health for several years but he's sadly missed already by many people. How wonderful songwriters are : their legacy lives on in the ether or in countless homes on the CD/Vinyl collections in millions of homes a reminder of their great talent to amuse and each of us has a particular memory connected with an individual lyric!

Brian Sibley said...

We do, indeed, Wobble! My original soundtrack album of Mary Poppins and the Disneyland Storyteller LP (with songs and dialogue) from The Jungle Book (oh, yes, the British MFP LP of and Kenneth Connor & Co performing the Winnie the Pooh songs) are treasured friends...

I still play the overture to Poppins as an antidote to (these days, frequent) depression...

Snow White Archive said...

He will be missed. The Sherman Brother songs are atop my list of all-time favorites.