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