The death of Marvin Hamlisch got me thinking about a lot of things. First thought was wow, he wasn’t very old. By todays standards, 68 is not old.
Then thoughts turned to his music. What a marvelous legacy. Who doesn’t know the music from “A Chorus Line”? Think about how different the movies, “The Sting” or “The Way We Were, would have been without the great music. His first hit was “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows”, sung by Leslie Gore. I was in grade school when that come out. His accomplishments seemed endless. A quick google search and you find lists of his many honors, awards, and music. His accomplishments seemed endless.
Music a wonderful legacy. What a wonderful gift. Music is one of those amazing things that brings back such tactile memories. I know I can listen to a song and be transported to a time and a place where I first heard the melody. The feelings, the atmosphere, they all come rushing back. We all have our own musical score. It helps tell our story. It reminds us of who we are, who we were, where we’ve come from and hopefully where we are going.
Thanks Marvin for contributing to the music in my life.