Dory Previn died on Valentine’s day. She was 86.
Known mostly for her work on songs for the movies, she also had some success in the pop field with records released in the 70s. She and her first husband, André Previn, were nominated several times for an Academy Award but never won.
Her six records were recorded after her divorce from Previn, her most successful being a live album.
Her songs were intelligent and insightful and most dealt with her personal life, which was a fertile field. Her abusive father was gassed in WWI and suffered severe mood swings which resulted in violent behavior. He deteriorated to the point where he boarded his family up in their home and held them at gunpoint for several months.
She broke into show business as Read more on Dory Previn — 1925 to 2012…
Congratulations to Corey Stewart — he’s in 7th Heaven because he signed a publishing deal with a music publishing company.
His conclusion — “Persistance does pay off in the end.”
Along the way you can sign up for his free report on how to beat writer’s block.
TAGS: Songwriter, publishing, songwriting, Corey Stewart
John Lennon was asked, “What do you write songs about?”
And he answered, “Whatever annoys you.” (From what I’ve read, John probably used a stronger word than “annoy.”)
I recommend checking in on Corey Stewart Songwriting Tips regularly. A recent posting there says, “To be a songwriter you need to have the mindset of one. Always be on the lookout for an idea.”
You can check out some methods of determining the subject of your next song, and how to always have a “next song.”