Gloria Shayne Baker
American songwriter
Gloria Shayne Baker
Gloria Shayne Baker was an American composer and songwriter best known for composing the "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Christmas carol in 1962 with her then husband, Noël Regney.
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ASCAP's Top Thirty Christmas Songs: Wrapping With Paul Williams, Plus Beth Hart/Jeff Beck And Curtis Stigers Exlcusives
Huffington Post - 2 months
Wrapping Top Holiday Songs with Paul Williams Mike Ragogna: President of ASCAP Paul Williams! Christmas songs! Go! Paul Williams: Let me get myself in the mood. [sings:] “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." There it is! It's amazing how quickly you can connect to the emotion and the spirit of the season with this song. What amazes me is that you cannot find a business that has changed more and changes again and again and again than the music business through the years. Eleven months out of the year, the music business keeps changing, from the fifties rock 'n' roll through the seventies singer-songwriters into disco into rap, but you hit the twelfth month of the year and thirty of the top fifty songs were written in the fifties and forties. It's just amazing that these songs have the ability to endure. What a great annuity for the songwriters, but also what a great comfort to the people, because they love to hear them, obviously. MR: And some of them have such great stories. I l ...
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Revisit the World of MASK - Comicmix.com
Google News - over 5 years
... mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martial artist Gloria Baker — it's up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of special militarized vehicles
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Porter gears up for Summerfest - Niagara Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
... a fireworks display over Lake Ontario. Admission is $5 per adult with children 12 and under, free. All proceeds will go towards new improvements of Porter on the LakePark. For more information, contact Event co-chairperson Gloria Baker at 754-2901
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MASK DVD Set Gets a Release Date - Big Shiny Robot!
Google News - over 5 years
... mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martial artist Gloria Baker — it's up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of special militarized vehicles
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MASK: The Complete Original Series Arrives in August - Comicmix.com
Google News - over 5 years
... mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martialartist Gloria Baker — it's up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of special militarized vehicles,
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Columbia boy uses creativity to help 'change the truth' for Ugandan orphans - Columbia Daily Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Far more crucial than a potential slogan for a thriller movie, this concept is the primary undertaking of a Kansas City-based not-for-profit organization founded by Gloria Baker Feinstein in 2006. After a photography trip to Uganda
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High schools get new leadership - Albany Herald On-line
Google News - almost 6 years
Gloria Baker, the principal of Albany Middle, will become principal of Morningside Elementary. Maqueta Griswold, currently the assistant principal at Morningside Elementary, will become the principal of Northside Elementary
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Conga Line On The B4! - New Haven Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
Swaying in broad white skirts and with a colorful turban, Peters set the beat, and her group followed: Kevin DeShields (congas), Gloria Baker (tambourine) and Ryan Baker (drums) and dancer Donte Hall. At Orchard, the group began to get larger as
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Sixth-graders' art helps change the world - Kansas City Star
Google News - almost 6 years
But this year, they decided to focus on an organization founded by local photographer Gloria Baker Feinstein called Change The Truth. Change The Truth benefits children at the St. Mary Kevin Orphanage Motherhood by helping to send young adults to
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High-Res 3D Package Art, Date, Cost and Potential Extras for 'The Complete Series' - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - almost 6 years
... stunt driver Dusty Hayes, and beautiful martial artist Gloria Baker - it's up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of special militarized vehicles, to keep the world safe from Mayhem and the villainy of VENOM
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gloria Shayne Baker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 84
    Gloria Shayne Baker died at her home in Stamford, Connecticut, of lung cancer on March 6, 2008, at the age of 84.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1973
    Age 49
    Shayne Baker married her second husband, William Baker, in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details He died in 2001. Shayne Baker and Regney collaborated on a number of famous songs. Shayne Baker usually composed the lyrics for their songs, while Regney composed the music. Among the most well known songs written by the couple was "Rain Rain Go Away", which was first performed by singer Bobby Vinton. Shayne Baker and Regney also wrote "Sweet Little Darlin'" which was performed by Jo Stafford.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 38
    The Christmas carol, "Do You Hear What I Hear? " was written in October 1962 by Shayne Baker and Regney during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    More Details Hide Details During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other over the placement of Soviet missiles in newly Communist Cuba. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" was written by Shayne Baker and Regney as a plea for peace. Unusually in this instance, Regney wrote the lyrics and Shayne Baker composed the music for "Do You Hear What I Hear?". Usually it was Shayne Baker who wrote the lyrics for their songs while Regney composed the music. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" was released shortly after Thanksgiving in 1962. It was first recorded by Harry Simeone Chorale and sold more than a quarter-million copies during the 1962 holiday season. Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1963, which made it a worldwide hit. The song has since been recorded and performed by hundreds of artists including Pat Boone, Kenny G, Mahalia Jackson, Glen Campbell, Perry Como and Johnny Mathis.
  • 1961
    Age 37
    Shayne Baker also enjoyed a successful career when not collaborating with Regney. She composed the lyrics and music for "Goodbye Cruel World", which was recorded by James Darren in 1961.Shayne Baker also worked with Mary Candy and Eddie Deane to write "The Men in My Little Girl’s Life", which was performed by Mike Douglas.Shayne Baker also co-wrote "Almost There", which was recorded by Andy Williams, with writer Jerry Keller.
    More Details Hide Details Shayne Baker accompanied tenor, Jan Peerce, during her later life.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1951
    Age 27
    Baker met her first husband, French born Noël Regney, while playing piano at a New York City hotel in 1951. Regney and Baker would later write "Do You Hear What I Hear?" together as collaborators. They were married the same year that they met. The couple divorced in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Regney died in 2002.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1923
    Born
    Baker was born as Gloria Adele Shain in Brookline, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1923.
    More Details Hide Details Born to a Jewish family, daughter of Attorney Mark Shain and Professor Rose Wies Shain, she grew up next door to Joseph and Rose Kennedy and their children, including John F. Kennedy. She began her music career as part of a singing trio, The Shain Sisters, along side her older sisters, Esther and Thelma. She changed the spelling of her last name from Shain to Shayne early on in her career for professional reasons. She earned her bachelor's degree from the Boston University School of Music. She moved to New York City during the 1940s, where she worked as a pianist performing on demos and in front of live audiences. She also arranged music for composers such as Stephen Sondheim and Irving Berlin.
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