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James Rado

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With Gerome Ragni, James Rado composed the lyrics for probably the most famous rock and roll music, 1969’s Hair. Coupled with music by Galt MacDermot, the tunes “Allow Sunlight In,” “Aquarius,” and “HELLO Starshine” became pop requirements and hits for a long time to come.

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Full Name James Rado
Date Of Birth January 23, 1932
Profession Actor, Playwright, Lyricist, Film Score Composer
Education University of Maryland, College Park
Nationality American


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Minions 2015 writer: "Hair"
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
What Happened, Miss Simone? 2015 Documentary writer: "I Got Life"
Love Child 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2013 TV Series 1 episode
Watchman Video Broadcast 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
La kryptonite nella borsa 2011 writer: "Aquarius"
17 filles 2011 writer: "Ain't Got No / I Got Life"
Levenslied 2011 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Alpha and Omega 2010 writer: "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In"
BCN aixeca el teló 2010 TV Special lyrics: "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
Warehouse 13 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special lyrics: "Let the Sun Shine In", "Hair"
Lost Islands 2008 writer: "Aquarius"
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary writer: "Let The Sun Shine In", "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In"
Melba Moore: Live in Concert 2007 Video writer: "Hair Medley"
Zodiac 2007 writer: "Easy To Be Hard"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bobby 2006 writer: "Initials" from "Hair"
I'm Going to Tell You a Secret 2005 Documentary writer: "Let The Sunshine In"
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 lyrics: "Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine in" 1967
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 writer: "Good Morning Starshine"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Connie and Carla 2004 writer: "Good Morning, Starshine"
Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Un paso adelante 2002 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Parole Officer 2001 writer: "Ain't Got No - I Got Life"
The Simpsons TV Series 3 episodes, 1992 - 1997 writer - 2 episodes, 1998 - 2001
Recess: School's Out 2001 writer: "Let The Sunshine In"
Blow Dry 2001 writer: "Good Morning Starshine"
What Happened on the Moon? - An Investigation Into Apollo 2000 Video documentary lyrics: "AQUARIUS" - as Jim Rado
The Dish 2000 lyrics: "Good Morning Starshine" 1966
The Out-of-Towners 1999 writer: "Aquarius"
A Very Brady Sequel 1996 "Good Morning Starshine"
Forrest Gump 1994 lyrics: "Aquarius" 1964-67
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1994 music - 1 episode, 1994
Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1992 lyrics - 1 episode, 1992
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1977
Mistress 1992 writer: "Sex goddess", "The kiss"
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez 1992 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
In Living Color 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lo Kolel Sherut 1990 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
1969 1988 writer: "Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In"
Rock Odyssey 1987 writer: "Aquarius"
The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986 TV Special lyrics: "Aquarius"
Rainbow 1985 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Sure Thing 1985 writer: "The Age Of Aquarius" - as Rado
Fame TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary lyrics: "Aquarius" - uncredited
Hair 1979 lyrics: "Aquarius", "Sodomy", "Donna", "Hashish", "Colored Spade", "Manchester, England", "I'm Black", "Ain't Got No", "I Got Life", "Hair", "Old Fashioned Melody", "Electric Blues", "L.B.J./Initials", "Hare Krishna", "Going Down", "Where Do I Go?", "Black Boys", "White Boys", "Walking in Space", "Easy to Be Hard", "Three-Five-Zero-Zero", "Good Morning Starshine", "Flesh Failures Let the Sunshine In" / writer: "Somebody to Hold" - as Rado
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1977 TV Series 1 episode
Brannigan 1975 lyrics: "Let the Sunshine In"
The Graham Kennedy Show 1972-1975 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Huset på Christianshavn 1972 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Benny Hill Show 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Liza 1970 TV Movie writer: "Let the Sunshine In"
The Best on Record 1970 TV Special writer: "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In"
The Dean Martin Show 1970 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tuesday's Documentary 1969 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Music Scene 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show 1969 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969 TV Special writer: "Three-Five-Zero-Zero/The Flesh Failures Let The Sunshine In"
The Kraft Music Hall 1969 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Shindig! TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woman Is Sweeter 1973 Passing by
Lions Love (... and Lies) 1969 Jerry

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perfect Surf 2012 Short post-production
Hair: Let the Sun Shine In 2007 Documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hair 1979 musical book

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hair, Let the Sun Shine In 2007 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shapes of Rhythm: The Music of Galt MacDermot Documentary post-production Himself - Interviewee: Writer
The Story of Musicals 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
P.O.V. 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Hair, Let the Sun Shine In 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hair: Let the Sun Shine In 2007 Documentary
The Papp Project 2001 Documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les plages d'Agnès 2008 Documentary Himself

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