Galt MacDermot died on December 17th. While you might not know his name, you probably know one of his songs. He composed several musicals, including one entitled HAIR.
Oh, I recognized the name; how many Galts do you know in a lifetime? One day short of his 90th birthday? Someone got ripped off! Three #1 hits, all from “Hair.” And let’s not forget the main title from, “Hair,” by The Cowsills.
There was a terrific obit for him in The NY Times. In 1967 he was a strait laced, short haired, necktie wearing square, but he composed fine rock-style tunes that were adaptable enough for the actor/singers to improvise around, hippie-style.
He used to live up the street from me.
Well-behaved, never a noise problem, kept his lawn mowed.