The Present Day Composer #75


George Alexander Aberle (aka eden ahbez)
(1908-1995)

5 comments:

erik hogstrom said...

Eden Ahbez's story is so fascinating. He was so far ahead (or was it behind?) of his times.
He slept under an "L" of the Hollywood sign. That's my favorite part of the story.

Jessica R. said...

How timely, my siter linked to a YouTube clip of Nat King Cole singing Nature Boy yesterday. It's such a haunting and lovely song, and I'd never heard Nat's version, just wonderful.

Testify said...

Although Nat's version is THE version (for my money) the version on the CD issue of Big Stars third features Alex Chilton on vocals and photographer William Eggleston on piano. At one point in the song Chilton audibly knocks over Egglestons walking stick and gets a little giggly.

Bruno Leicht said...

Was it the right or the left "L"? -- Just a question ... Sammy Davis, jr. did a very comical impersonation of that torch's orchestral version life on stage. It's good for a hearty laugh.

Brian Chidester said...

Where did this photo come from?