Galt MacDermot

Biography

Born: December 19, 1928; Montreal, Canada   
In a career packed with varying types of compositions, Galt MacDermot is still best-known for the music he wrote in the late-'60s Aquarian musical Hair. Born and raised in Montreal, MacDermot was the son of a Canadian diplomat. He studied at Bishop's University, then at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, before moving to New York in 1964. Three years later, MacDermot's music for Hair, combined with lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Read more made the show first an off-Broadway success, then a Broadway smash, and later a major motion picture. Of the several pop standards are "Let the Sunshine In," "Aquarius," "What a Piece of Work Is Man," "Good Morning Starshine," and the title song. In addition to the musicals, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Human Comedy, MacDermot composed ballet and film scores, chamber music, band repertory, and drama accompaniments. Also, he formed the New Pulse Jazz Band in 1979. Read less

Galt MacDermot


MOST POPULAR WORKS
Aquarius
Donna
Hashish
Sodomy
Colored Spade
Manchester England
I'm Black
Ain't Got No
I Believe in Love
Ain't Got No (Reprise)
Air
Initials
I Got Life
Going Down
Hair
My Conviction
Easy to Be Hard
Don't Put It Down
Frank Mills
Be-In
Where Do I Go?
Electric Blues
Manchester England (Reprise)
Black Boys
White Boys
Walking in Space
Abie Baby
Three-Five-Zero-Zero
What a Piece of Work Is Man / Walking in Space (Reprise)
Good Morning Starshine
The Bed
The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)
WORKS
Aquarius
Donna
Hashish
Sodomy
Colored Spade
Manchester England
I'm Black
Ain't Got No
I Believe in Love
Ain't Got No (Reprise)
Air
Initials
I Got Life
Going Down
Hair
My Conviction
Easy to Be Hard
Don't Put It Down
Frank Mills
Be-In
Where Do I Go?
Electric Blues
Manchester England (Reprise)
Black Boys
White Boys
Walking in Space
Abie Baby
Three-Five-Zero-Zero
What a Piece of Work Is Man / Walking in Space (Reprise)
Good Morning Starshine
The Bed
The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)


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