Monday, May 23, 2011

R.I.P.: Joseph Brooks

Somehow the producers of "Kids Are People Too" (1978 to 1988) got Patti Smith to appear on the show and take questions from the all-kid audience. Then, inexplicably, instead of singing one of her own tunes or performing one of the covers she frequently did of Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, or Neil Young songs, Patti chose to sing a completely straight version of Debby Boone’s treacly hit, “You Light Up My Life.” MORE HERE The song was written by Joseph Brooks who was found dead of an apparent suicide. MORE on Brooks HERE

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