Rod mckuen "short cuts" from pastorale

His last project is a new book published, entitled (as is his website), A Safe Place to Land . While living in in a California 20's mansion with his always faithful brother, Edward and animals, he is working on his new material. He is getting ready for the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Fortieth Birthday Concert at Carnegie Hall, where at that location or Lincoln Center he did a decade straight such yearly birthday concerts. Online, at his profusely visited site, via some return posted responses, he will answer questions frankly, but he makes it clear that he will not accept, nor critique other's work.

Before a tour of South Africa in the 1970s, McKuen demanded “mixed seating” among white and black concert-goers, opening the doors for successful tours by a variety of African-American performers, including Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald . He has also spearheaded efforts to raise AIDS awareness and fund charities for children and senior citizens. His humanitarian efforts have twice won him the prestigious Freedoms Foundation Award.

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Rodney Marvin " Rod" McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was one of the best-selling …