Monday, 22 April 2013

Under The Influence: Richard M. Sherman

The people who I just admire the most in the whole popular music business [are] the Beatles. I just think the Beatles were an incredible, incredible, incredible group - talent in every direction. I loved them ... the songs they wrote will live forever. They sang so well, so beautifully, with emotion and feel. My God they were good songwriters. 

Richard M. Sherman (Sodajerker On Songwriting Podcast #38)

Richard, along with his brother Robert were Disney's primary staff writers for 9 years and wrote songs for Mary Poppins, Jungle Book, Winnie The Pooh, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many others.

It's well known 'little known fact' that the vultures in Jungle book were originally modelled on the Beatles

Maybe this would be how it turned out!


  1. hey man glad I found your site ! can't wait to start reading your thoughts on the Beatles songs