Haven Gillespie

American composer and lyricist Haven Gillespie

James Lamont "Haven" Gillespie was an American Tin Pan Alley composer and lyricist.
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CRITICS' CHOICE; Brian Wilson
NYTimes - over 9 years
BRIAN WILSON ''That Lucky Old Sun'' (Capitol) Brian Wilson sings with boundless enthusiasm on ''That Lucky Old Sun,'' his first full album of new songs since 2004. That was when he remade and completed ''Smile,'' the attempted masterpiece he had abandoned amid drug use and mental illness in 1967. In ''Oxygen to the Brain'' on the new album, he
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Worlds of Mezzo and Pop Star Meet Somewhere In Between; Elvis Costello: 'Let's Make Music'
NYTimes - almost 17 years
However one describes Elvis Costello's collaboration with the mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter -- or, for that matter, Mr. Costello's work with the songwriter Burt Bacharach, the jazz guitarist Bill Frisell or the Brodsky String Quartet -- it is best not to use the word crossover in his presence. He refers to it as ''the dreaded C word,'' and
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Footlights
NYTimes - about 19 years
NEWS Journey's End Lost for 320 years and rediscovered in Britain in 1995, Nicolas Poussin's 1626 masterpiece, ''The Destruction and Sack of the Temple of Jerusalem,'' is headed for a new home: the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The museum announced the acquisition yesterday, saying it was made possible by a grant from Yad Hanadiv, the Rothschild
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Review/Cabaret; Susannah McCorkle Sings About the Vagaries of Love
NYTimes - over 25 years
Susannah McCorkle has determined, she says early in her new cabaret act, that in a romantic relationship things are great only 17.5 percent of the time. Appropriately, just 3 of the 17 songs in the singer's new show, "I'll Take Romance: Love Songs for People Who Love Songs," celebrate those perfect moments. And that happens to be just about 17.6
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Haven Gillespie
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 87
    Died on March 14, 1975.
  • 1972
    Age 84
    He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1925
    Age 37
    He first gained notice in 1925 with "Breezin Along With The Breeze", in collaboration with Egbert Van Alstyne, Ervin R. Schmidt, and Loyal Curtis, which was recorded by Josephine Baker among many others.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1911
    Age 23
    His first break came in 1911 when he met Roy Steventon, performing with Mildred Lovejoy in a dancing act at the Keith Theater in Cincinnati.
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  • 1910
    Age 22
    They had only one child, Haven Lamont Gillespie, who was born January 10, 1910.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1908
    Age 20
    A few years later, Gillespie began corresponding to a childhood sweetheart back in Covington. In 1908, he proposed marriage to Corene Parker by way of a postcard. The couple married on March 9, 1909, in Corene's Covington home.
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  • 1902
    Age 14
    In 1902, Haven left his Covington home to join his sister and brother-in-law.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1888
    Age 0
    Born on February 6, 1888.
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