ELIZABETH TAYLOR R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!
March 23, 2011
In 1974, when I was running Irving-Almo music, I lent one of our writers Randy Edleman out to score the first US-USSR film collaboration “The Bluebird”. Although it was a landmark event what made it memorable for me was meeting its star Elizabeth Taylor.
I was backstage at a Blood, Sweat, and Tears concert saying hello to my old high school classmate Freddie Lipsius who played sax with the group, when I was introduced to miss Taylor. It seems that they all spent some time together in the Soviet Union while the group was touring and she was filming “Bluebird”.
She smiled at me being a bit flustered and reverting to my childhood stammer as I stared into her legendary violet eyes. I gave up on trying to say, “I-I-I-I’m p-p-pleased to meet you “, and just smiled back.
It isn’t everyday you meet a legend, but when you do, you know you’re gonna’ remember it for the rest of your life Thank you for sharing your talent and your life with the world!
Ms. Taylor, May you ROCK IN PERPETUITY!
Respectfully, Artie Wayne
Here is the song “I Love You, Elizabeth” that Michael Jackson wrote for his longtime friend and performed at her 65th birthday celebration!
Here’s an excellent blog on Ms. Taylor by Sally Stevens “MY LIFE IN A DAY” http://rockphiles.typepad.com/a_life_in_the_day/2011/03/goodbye-mrs-burton-.html
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