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|Date:||9/8/2004 12:39:52 PM|
|Subject:||Re: A Helping Hand|
Mickey was always interested in hearing things I was working on. He treated those moments as a guiding editor would.
He would rearrange my lines, show me where I could do better, and even add complete phrases of his own.
He was not asking for co-writing credit and would laugh it off when suggested.
I have one old lyric sheet where the only decent lines on the whole page are Mickey's hand written notes.
He was a natural and giving teacher who genuinely loved helping his "kids" grow.
Now, not all his "kids" were younger, and some became very successful writers. I wouldn't be surprised if there are un-credited Newbury lines tucked away in hit songs.
But, as in my relationship with him, I'd bet alot that 99% of those lines were gifts freely given.
| A Helping Hand by Nico at 9/8/2004 6:10:58 AM|
| Re: A Helping Hand by Ron L. at 9/8/2004 8:49:31 AM|
| Re: A Helping Hand by papajohn at 9/8/2004 10:18:49 AM|
| Re: A Helping Hand by Jonmark at 9/8/2004 12:39:52 PM|
| Re: A Helping Hand by ChrisF at 9/8/2004 5:50:22 PM|
| Re: A Helping Hand by Bill Clark at 9/8/2004 8:22:26 PM|
| Re: A Helping Hand by Bill Clark at 9/8/2004 8:22:27 PM|
| Re: A Helping Hand by Mamie at 9/8/2004 10:17:07 PM|
| Re: A Helping Hand by Nico at 9/9/2004 12:58:45 PM|