- By Milton Okun Richard Sparks

Along the Cherry Lane: Tales from the Life of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun

  • Title: Along the Cherry Lane: Tales from the Life of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun
  • Author: Milton Okun Richard Sparks
  • ISBN: 9781423499497
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Along the Cherry Lane Tales from the Life of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun Book John Denver said I have a producer who looks like an accountant and an accountant who looks like a producer Soberly dressed unflashy and a trained classical musician in the golden age of the

    Book John Denver said, I have a producer who looks like an accountant, and an accountant who looks like a producer Soberly dressed, unflashy, and a trained classical musician, in the golden age of the music business Milt Okun stood out by not standing out His legacy does that for him He discovered and launched John Denver, and mentored him throughout his career He Book John Denver said, I have a producer who looks like an accountant, and an accountant who looks like a producer Soberly dressed, unflashy, and a trained classical musician, in the golden age of the music business Milt Okun stood out by not standing out His legacy does that for him He discovered and launched John Denver, and mentored him throughout his career He created arrangements for Peter, Paul and Mary that the trio performed for half a century He brought Placido Domingo a crossover career that made him an international star beyond the world of opera He founded Cherry Lane Music, publisher of Dreamworks, Paramount and Marvel, Elvis, Quincy Jones and the Black Eyed Peas.

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    1. The Genesis of the term 'Crossover'Milton Okun has to be one of those rare birds who qualifies for the term 'Renaissance Man' in music. Though his name may not be immediately recognizable to the masses, certainly in the music industry he approaches the status of Icon. He began his life as a child lover of opera, became a gifted pianist until a two year hiatus of rest as treatment for glomerulonephritis stopped that direction toward becoming a career classical concert pianist, but his life didn't [...]

    2. "Along The Cherry Lane; Tales From The Life Of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun" is an enchanting and amazing memoir.' This book reveals the details of Mr. Okun's unique career in the world of music, told in a series of stories and interviews. Milton Okun is a musician, teacher, conductor, music arranger, producer and publisher. He has worked with some of the biggest stars in the world of folk and popular music. A critic once wrote, "Of all producers, Milton Okun's range is the widest, from Pla [...]

    3. Milt Okun doesn't look like he should be in the music business, he wears suits and he isn't flashy. He has a solid base in classical music. So why did he end up producing many classic songs during the important formative years of rock and roll that is based on folk music? Pure and simple: he has an ear for what sounds right together and the talent to get the best out of performers. And some of these performers needed a lot of help to get that performance on tape. The stories he tells about some [...]

    4. My ReviewI had never heard of Milt Okun before agreeing to review Along the Cherry Lane. I had of course, heard of John Denver and Placido Domingo, but had never thought of how they had come to music fame. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the life of a music producer, and was awed by how he did not come from a background of music, but sort of stumbled into it. Reading the book in interview format was new for me. I found it both entertaining and eye-opening. A great read all in one setting, or in [...]

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