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Rod McKuen

Rod McKuen
Real name
Rodney Marvin McKuen
Born
April 29, 1933
Died
January 29, 2015
Country
United States
IPI
00018949745 71 works
00049610086 1 work
Member of
San Sebastian Strings Vocals and lyricist

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1970 (7 artists)
1971 Corky Hale
1966 (4 artists)
February 1970 (6 artists)
1970 (3 artists)
1970 (3 artists)
November 1967 John SaFranko
1971 (4 artists)
1965 Glenn Yarbrough
1979 John SaFranko
February 1970 Rock Hudson with The Stanyan Strings
February 1970 (2 artists)
November 1968 (14 artists)
1966 (2 artists)
1967 (2 artists)
1967 (4 artists)
1965 Telly Savalas
April 1964 (42 artists)
1966 John SaFranko
1971 (3 artists)
1966 Rock Hudson with The Stanyan Strings
April 1966 (2 artists)
February 1970 Petula Clark
1965 (3 artists)
1975 John SaFranko
1965 New World
1959 (13 artists)
1967 (5 artists)
1969 Glenn Yarbrough
1959 (2 artists)
October 1968 (6 artists)
June 1968 Deena Webster
1968 (2 artists)
1963 (4 artists)
1969 (3 artists)
1967 (2 artists)
1963 (2 artists)

Covers by Rod McKuen

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1974 Léo Ferré
Covered by Petula Clark
1972 Glenn Yarbrough
April 1964 The Kingston Trio
1978 Chucho Martínez Gil, Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra
June 1959 Tony Bennett with Percy Faith and His Orchestra
October 1961 Mel Tormé and His Mel-Tones
1980 Ricardo Montalbán and Esther Williams
1974 Judy Collins
September 1973 Ivan Ulz
1956 Carl Sandburg
September 1973 Frank Sinatra
October 1961 Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra
1963 Pete Seeger
1956 (unknown)
1975 Christopher Gable, Malcolm Rennie and Company
1962 Ray Charles
1980 The Vibrations
1971 Kelly Gordon
September 1973 Kris Kristofferson
1975 The Beatles
1962 Bruce Channel
1974 Carole King
1959 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
1963 The Weavers
April 1966 Jacques Brel
Covered by (120 artists)
1974 Jim Croce
1967 Gilbert Bécaud
Covered by (3 artists)
1960 Jan Savitt and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bon Bon
February 1970 Jacques Brel
Covered by (2 artists)
October 1968 Vic Damone
October 1961 Frank Sinatra
1974 Bob Dylan
1974 Julius LaRosa
1971 Petula Clark
1965 Glenn Yarbrough
1960 Blossom Dearie
1969 The Suntones
1964 Glenn Yarbrough
1956 Eva Davis
June 1959 (unknown), Leadbelly, The Weavers
1956 Kaye Ballard
1964 Glenn Yarbrough
Covered by Jacques Brel
1962 Chubby Checker
October 1961 Hope Foye
June 1959 Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and The Weavers
1971 Linda Ronstadt
October 1961 Billie Holiday
1971 Bread
1975 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra and Chorus
1975 Jerry Jeff Walker
June 1959 Buz Butler and Cass County Boys
August 1970 Broadway Broadcasters
1960 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Eugenie Baird
1967 Gilbert Bécaud
1971 The Beatles
November 1967 (unknown), Blossom Dearie
April 1964 Barry McGuire
1967 Gilbert Bécaud
1967 Gilbert Bécaud
Covered by Gilbert Becaud
1974 B.W. Stevenson
June 1959 Burl Ives
1980 The Rolling Stones
June 1959 Jo Stafford with Vocal Group and Paul Weston and His Orchestra
1963 Jacques Brel avec François Rauber et son orchestre
Covered by (50 artists)
October 1961 Shannon Bolin
1971 Bob Shane
1975 Judy Collins
1959 Joe Turner and His Blues Kings
1956 The Sensational Nightingales, Les Baxter and His Orchestra
June 1959 Merle Travis
1960 Orchestra conducted by Alfred Newman, Petula Clark
November 1965 The Gateway Trio
1972 Serge Reggiani
Covered by Petula Clark
April 1964 Barry McGuire
1965 Lucille Starr
April 1964 Jimmie Rodgers [US2]
1971 The Beatles
June 1959 Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
October 1961 Virginia Verrill
1960 Tani Seitz
1956 Burl Ives
June 1959 Terry Gilkyson
1972 Les Troubadours
June 26, 2007 Gilbert Bécaud, Rod McKuen
October 1968 Gilbert Bécaud
Covered by (5 artists)
1974 Richard Kiley
1965 Glenn Yarbrough
1974 Richard Harris [IE]
1960 John Payne & Joan Merrill
1959 Joseph Knecht's Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
1971 Regino Sainz de la Maza
Covered by Petula Clark
April 1964 Jimmie Rodgers [US2]
September 1973 Pozo Seco Singers
1960 Margaret Whiting with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra
1977 Lanny Ross
We Will Rod McKuen 1972 Unverified
1962 Ray Charles
October 1961 Edith Piaf, Bob Sands with Orchestra conducted by Bill Loose
June 26, 2007 Rod McKuen
1975 The Shirelles
1971 Georges Moustaki
Covered by Top of the Pops
1975 Stevie Wonder

Songs written by Rod McKuen

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1970 Covered by (7 artists)
A Hand to Hold at Christmas Rod McKuen, Mort Garson Rod McKuen 1971 Covered by Corky Hale
Ain't You Glad You're Livin', Joe Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1966 Covered by (4 artists)
A Kind of Loving Rod McKuen, Mort Garson Glenn Yarbrough 1966 Covered by (3 artists)
Ally Ally Oxen Free Rod McKuen, Tom Drake The Kingston Trio October 1963 Covered by (3 artists)
As I Love My Own Rod McKuen Rod McKuen February 1970 Covered by (6 artists)
Blessings in Shades of Green Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1970 Covered by (3 artists)
Champion Charlie Brown Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1970 Covered by (3 artists)
Chasing the Sun Rod McKuen Rod McKuen November 1967 Covered by John SaFranko
Children One and All Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1971 Covered by (4 artists)
Dancing in the Streets Rod McKuen Jan Garber and His Orchestra August 15, 1961 Covered by (3 artists)
Doesn't Anybody Know My Name Rod McKuen Hank Williams, Jr. January 1964 Covered by (11 artists)
Doorways I Haven't Found Rod McKuen, Anita Kerr San Sebastian Strings 1967
Each of Us Alone Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1965 Covered by Glenn Yarbrough
Every Highway Is My Friend Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1979 Covered by John SaFranko
Gone with the Cowboys Rod McKuen Rod McKuen February 1970 Covered by Rock Hudson with The Stanyan Strings
Gotta Go Rod McKuen, Marty Paich Bud Shank 1966 Covered by Marty Paich
Happy Birthday to Me Rod McKuen Glenn Yarbrough 1967 Covered by (2 artists)
Hit 'Em in the Head with Love Rod McKuen Rod McKuen February 1970 Covered by (2 artists)
I'll Catch the Sun Rod McKuen Rod McKuen November 1968 Covered by (14 artists)
I'm Strong but I Like Roses Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1966 Covered by (2 artists)
I Never Go There Anymore Rod McKuen, Marty Paich Vic Damone 1967 Covered by (5 artists)
It's Raining Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1967 Covered by (2 artists)
I've Been to Town Rod McKuen Glenn Yarbrough December 14, 1964 Covered by (8 artists)
Jean Rod McKuen The Suntones 1967 Covered by (81 artists)
Listen to the Warm Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1967 Covered by (4 artists)
Lonesome Cities Rod McKuen Frank Sinatra August 1969 Covered by (4 artists)
Looking Back at Thirty Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1965 Covered by Telly Savalas
Love's Been Good to Me Rod McKuen Rod McKuen April 1964 Covered by (42 artists)
Me and the Cat Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1966 Covered by John SaFranko
Moving Day Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1971 Covered by (3 artists)
One by One Rod McKuen Barry McGuire 1963 Covered by (4 artists)
Open the Window and See All the Clowns Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1966 Covered by Rock Hudson with The Stanyan Strings
People Change Rod McKuen Rod McKuen April 1966 Covered by (2 artists)
Rock Gently Rod McKuen Rod McKuen February 1970 Covered by Petula Clark
Rusting in the Rain Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1965 Covered by (3 artists)
Simple Gifts Rod McKuen Bob Shane December 1967 Covered by (4 artists)
Sleep Warm Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1975 Covered by John SaFranko
Soldiers Who Want to Be Heroes Rod McKuen The Gateway Trio September 1963 Covered by (6 artists)
So Long Stay Well Rod McKuen, Art Podell Barry McGuire 1963 Covered by (3 artists)
So Many Others Rod McKuen Lucille Starr May 1965 Covered by (3 artists)
Someplace Green Rod McKuen Jimmie Rodgers [US2] December 1963 Covered by (3 artists)
Summer in My Eye Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1965 Covered by New World
The Beat Generation Rod McKuen Bob McFadden and Dor 1959 Covered by (13 artists)
The Beautiful Strangers Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1967 Covered by (5 artists)
The Ivy That Clings to the Wall Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1969 Covered by Glenn Yarbrough
The Lovers Rod McKuen Glenn Yarbrough November 1963 Covered by (5 artists)
The Mummy Rod McKuen Bob McFadden and Dor 1959 Covered by (2 artists)
The Single Man Rod McKuen Rod McKuen October 1968 Covered by (6 artists)
The Things Men Do Rod McKuen Rod McKuen June 1968 Covered by Deena Webster
The World I Used to Know Rod McKuen Jimmie Rodgers [US2] December 1963 Covered by (28 artists)
To Watch the Trains Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1968 Covered by (2 artists)
Two-Ten, Six Eighteen Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1963 Covered by (4 artists)
We Henry Mancini, Rod McKuen Rod McKuen and Chorus and Orchestra directed by Henry Mancini 1969 Covered by (3 artists)
Where Are We Now Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1967 Covered by (2 artists)
Why I Follow the Tigers Rod McKuen, Anita Kerr San Sebastian Strings 1969
You Pass Me By Rod McKuen Rod McKuen 1963 Covered by (2 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
About the Time Rod McKuen Avec le temps Rod McKuen Covered by Petula Clark
Dracula Cha Cha Rod McKuen Dracula Cha Cha Bob McFadden with Jack Hansen and The Transylvanians
If You Go Away Rod McKuen Ne me quitte pas Rod McKuen Covered by (120 artists)
I'll Say Goodbye Rod McKuen Je partirai Rod McKuen Covered by (3 artists)
I'm Not Afraid Rod McKuen Fils de... Rod McKuen Covered by (2 artists)
I Think of You Rod McKuen Il faut trouver le temps d'aimer Petula Clark Covered by (4 artists)
Nathalie Rod McKuen Nathalie Rod McKuen
On the Road Again Rod McKuen Qu'est-ce que tu attends là Rod McKuen
Paris Rod McKuen Mon arbre Rod McKuen Covered by Gilbert Becaud
Prends le soleil Rod McKuen, Stéphane Venne I'll Catch the Sun Pierre Lalonde
Seasons in the Sun Rod McKuen Le moribond Rod McKuen Covered by (50 artists)
Solitude's My Home Rod McKuen Ma solitude Rod McKuen Covered by Petula Clark
The Far Side of the Hill Rod McKuen De l'autre côté des collines Rod McKuen
The Importance of the Rose Rod McKuen L'important c'est la rose Rod McKuen Covered by (5 artists)
Wind of Change Rod McKuen Concierto de Aranjuez Rod McKuen Covered by Petula Clark
Without a Worry in the World Rod McKuen Le métèque Rod McKuen Covered by Top of the Pops

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Rod McKuen 1970 Stanyan
Alone... Rod McKuen 1974 Warner Bros.
Alone After Dark Rod McKuen 1960 Decca
Amor, Amor - Slide...Easy in Rod McKuen 1978 Polydor
Anywhere I Wander Rod McKuen June 1959 Decca
Blessings in Shades of Green Rod McKuen 1970 Stanyan
Cycles Rod McKuen September 1973 Buddah Records
Goodtime Music Rod McKuen 1975 Stanyan
Grand Tour Rod McKuen 1971 Warner Bros.
Joanna - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Rod McKuen November 1968 20th Century Fox Records [1963-1972]
Listen to the Warm Rod McKuen 1967 RCA Victor
Lonesome Cities Rod McKuen 1968 Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records
Mr. Oliver Twist Rod McKuen 1962 Jubilee
New Ballads Rod McKuen February 1970 Warner Bros.
New Carols for Christmas Rod McKuen 1971 Stanyan
New Sound in Folk Music Rod McKuen 1963 Horizon
Odyssey Rod McKuen 1972 Warner Bros.
Other Kinds of Songs Rod McKuen 1966 RCA Victor
Pastorale Rod McKuen 1971 Warner Bros.
Prolific Composer Rod McKuen Sings His Own Rod McKuen 1965 RCA Victor
Roads Rod McKuen 1979 Stanyan
Rod Rod McKuen 1972 Stanyan
Rod McKuen '77 Rod McKuen 1977 Stanyan
Rod McKuen in Concert Rod McKuen 1966 Stanyan
Rod McKuen Sings Rod McKuen Rod McKuen April 1964 Capitol Records
Seasons in the Sun Rod McKuen 1963 IN
Seasons in the Sun, II Rod McKuen November 1967 Stanyan
Sleep Warm Rod McKuen 1975 Warner Bros.
Songs for a Lazy Afternoon Rod McKuen 1956 Liberty
Songs Our Mummy Taught Us Bob McFadden and Dor 1959 Brunswick
Stranger in Town Rod McKuen with Orchestra directed by Jack Elliott October 1961 Kapp Records
The Beautiful Strangers Rod McKuen 1967 Warner Bros.
The Loner and 13 Other Rod McKuen Songs of Love and Loneliness Rod McKuen April 1966 RCA Victor
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Rod McKuen 1969 20th Century Fox Records [1963-1972]
The Rod McKuen Folk Album Rod McKuen June 1968 Stanyan
The Single Man Rod McKuen October 1968 RCA Victor
Turntable Rod McKuen 1980 Stanyan

EPs

Singles

Performances also appear on

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
A Man Alone Frank Sinatra August 1969 Reprise Records
As I Love My Own The Stanyan Strings 1970 Stanyan
Bend Down & Touch Me - Glenn Yarbrough Sings the Songs of Rod McKuen Glenn Yarbrough 1971 Warner Bros.
Each of Us Alone - Glenn Yarbrough Sings the Words and Music of Rod McKuen Glenn Yarbrough 1969 Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records
Ellis Larkins Plays the Bacharach & McKuen Songbook Ellis Larkins 1971 Stanyan
Marvelous Clouds Aaron Freeman May 2012 Partisan Records
Rock, Gently - Rock Hudson Sings the Songs of Rod McKuen Rock Hudson with The Stanyan Strings May 1971 Stanyan
Solitude & Sunshine - The Songs of Rod McKuen Petula Clark June 26, 2007 Stanyan
Songs of Rod McKuen John SaFranko 2012 August Moon
Songs of Rod McKuen Volume 1 (Remastered) and Volume 2 John SaFranko 2013 August Moon
Songs of Rod McKuen - Volume 3 John SaFranko 2014 (self-released)
The Lonely Things - The Love Songs of Rod McKuen Glenn Yarbrough 1966 RCA Victor

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