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Al Kasha

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Who is Al Kasha?

Al Kasha is a Brooklyn–born composer, songwriter, arranger and businessman. He started songwriting and producing at a young age and was hired as a producer at Columbia Records aged 22. He worked at the Brill Building in 1959 alongside writers and artists like Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, and Neil Diamond. He has worked with many great artists such as Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Donna Summer, Charles Aznavour, Bobby Darin, and Jackie Wilson. Kasha is most noted for his years of collaboration with songwriter Joel Hirschhorn. The two wrote and collaborated on many nominated and award winning songs for many music groups, movies, and musicals. The Peppermint Rainbow's "Will You Be Staying After Sunday" is just one example of the many songs they wrote for groups during their time.

  • born on (78 years ago) in Brooklyn
  • nationality: United States of America
  • profession: Songwriter, writer, music arranger, lyricist, composer
  • Marriage with Ceil Kasha since
  • album: "Pete's Dragon"
  • written works: "Reaching the morning after", "If they ask you, you can write a song", "Notes on Broadway", "Copperfield"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "The Morning After" (The Poseidon Adventure), with Joel Hirschhorn
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "The Morning After" (The Poseidon Adventure), with Joel Hirschhorn
      • Academy Award for Best Original Song - "The Morning After" (The Poseidon Adventure), with Joel Hirschhorn
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "We May Never Love Like This Again" (The Towering Inferno), with Joel Hirschhorn
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "We May Never Love Like This Again" (The Towering Inferno), with Joel Hirschhorn
      • Academy Award for Best Original Song - "We May Never Love Like This Again" (The Towering Inferno), with Joel Hirschhorn
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "I'd Like To Be You For a Day" (Freaky Friday), with Joel Hirschhorn
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song Score - "Pete's Dragon", with Joel Hirschhorn & Irwin Kostal
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Candle on the Water" (Pete's Dragon), with Joel Hirschhorn
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Original Score - "Copperfield", with Joel Hirschhorn
  • official website: www.alkasha.com

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials (1985)

by Vincent Terrace

Nate's son Jerry Fogel Marge Rosenthal; David's wife Nedra Deen Lucille Jones; Henry's daughter Lucille Timberlake Executive producer: Ira Barmak Producer: Lawrence Kasha Director: H Wesley Kenney Music: Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 (2010)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn, “The Morning After” (The Poseidon Adventure) Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, “The Way We Were” (The Way We Were) Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn, “We May Never Love Like This Again” ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (2013)

by Steve Sullivan

Lovely as Goffin's poetry is, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn made a case for King's musical setting as the key to the song's greatness in a 1980 Songwriter Magazine article. The melody stays primarily in the lower register as the singer describes ...

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