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Terry Gilkyson

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Born in the tiny city of Phoenixville, PA, in 1916, Terry Gilkyson’s tunes would 1 day create a significant hyperlink during folk music’s “dropped” years, the mid-’50s. Like many family members within the ’20s and ’30s, music was a main way to obtain entertainment for the Gilkyson clan. While this affected the youthful Terry to review music on the College or university of Pa, the formality of course work bored stiff him and he lowered out after 2 yrs. He shifted to Tucson, AZ, in 1937, focusing on a friend’s ranch, understanding how to play electric guitar, and composing folk tracks. He became a member of the Military during WWII, offering briefly within the cavalry before signing up for the Army Atmosphere Corps where he continued to be until he was discharged in 1945. He came back to Pa where he got over his father’s insurance business, however the dream of being truly a musician taken him from small-town lifestyle. In 1947, Gilkyson, together with his brand-new bride-to-be, relocated to LA, CA. In 1948 he received his initial professional work in music, working a radio plan known as “The Solitary Vocalist” for the MILITARY. During this time period, and throughout his profession being a vocalist, Gilkyson avoided questionable political and cultural subjects away from fear of getting blacklisted through the “Crimson Scare.” He documented “The Cry from the Outrageous Goose” in 1949, a track that became lots one strike for Frankie Laine in 1950. He documented two tunes, “Together with Aged Smoky” and “Over the Wide Missouri,” using the Weavers, and three albums — Folksongs, Terry Gilkyson, and Golden Mins of Folk Music — for Decca. He also received performing roles in several movies, including Superstar in the Dirt (1956) and Slaughter Path (1951). In 1953, Gilkyson fulfilled Affluent Dehr and Frank Miller, a duo who known as themselves the simple Riders, as well as the three made a decision to get together. They had written “Memories Are constructed of This,” a tune that became lots one strike for Dean Martin, and documented Marianne as well as other Tracks for Columbia in 1957. Gilkyson and the simple Riders’ capability to avert controversy offered them well in to the mid-’50s, an interval when few folk music artists made brands for themselves. The Weavers got nearly been place out-of-business with the McCarthy hearings, as well as the Kingston Trio wouldn’t normally burst in the picture with “Tom Dooley” before summertime of 1958. In the meantime, Gilkyson had written and recorded materials that became regular folk repertoire for music artists like Burl Ives, Harry Belafonte, and the brand new Christy Minstrels. After developing a second edition of the simple Riders and composing “Greenfields,” a smash strike for the Brothers Four, Gilkyson started doing work for the Disney studios in the first ’60s. He had written tracks for Swiss Family members Robinson (1960), Savage Sam (1963), as well as the Jungle Publication (1967), and received an Oscar nomination for “The Bare Essentials.” When Disney attemptedto place him on income in the first ’70s, he feared that he’d lose the privileges to his tunes and made a decision to retire. Gilkyson’s three kids also work within the music business. Tony offers played in several bands, like the punk rock and roll group X, while Eliza can be an achieved vocalist/songwriter. Nancy offered for twenty years like a Vice Chief executive at Warner Brothers Information. Terry Gilkyson passed away in Austin, TX, on Oct 15, 1999.

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Full Name Terry Gilkyson
Died October 15, 1999, Austin, Texas, United States
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Children Eliza Gilkyson, Tony Gilkyson
Music Groups The Easy Riders
Music Songs Busca Lo Más Vital, Marianne, Lo stretto indispensabile, Send for de Captain, True Love and the Tender Care, So True Blues, Don't Hurry Worry Me, The Bare Necessities, Champagne Wine, Love Is a Golden Ring, Goodbye Chiquita, Kari Waits For Me, Wanderin' Blues, Remember the Alamo, Everybody Loves Saturday Night, Mayfield Mountain, Sweet Sugar Cane, Hot Crawfish, I Ride An Old Paint, East Virginia, Six Wheel Driver, Drill Ye Tarriers, Gambler's Blues, Lonesome Whistle, Rollin' Home, Whatcha Gonna Do?, Man About Town, Rovin' Gambler, Eliza's World, Long Lean Delilah, Send for the Captain, Billy Goat Hill
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song
Movies The Jungle Book 2, The Aristocats, The Moon-Spinners, The Three Lives of Thomasina, Swiss Family Robinson, Slaughter Trail


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1 Folk singer (with his group, the Easy Riders) and song writer, whose best-known compositions include "Marianne," "Cry of the Wild Goose," "Memories Are Made of This," and the Oscar-nominated "The Bare Necessities" from Disney's The Jungle Book (1967).
2 Father of Eliza Gilkyson.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jungle Book 2016 writer: "The Bare Necessities"
Tu cara me suena 2013-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Small Time 2014 writer: "Memories are Made of This"
WPC 56 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Call the Midwife 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hellfjord 2012 TV Mini-Series writer: "Greenfields"
My Week with Marilyn 2011 lyrics: "Memories Are Made of This"
Alys 2011 TV Series writer: "The Bare Necessities"
The Details 2011 writer: "Memories Are Made Of This"
Disney Sing It: Family Hits 2010 Video Game writer: "The Bare Necessities"
Peter Capusotto y sus videos 2006 TV Series writer: "Memories Are Made of This" - uncredited
A Dirty Shame 2004 writer: "Tell Me A Story"
Dean Martin: The One and Only 2004 Video documentary writer: "Memories Are Made of This" - uncredited
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town 2003 producer: "Don't Say You Care"
The Jungle Book 2 2003 lyrics: "Bare Necessities" Baloo Solo, "Bare Necessities", "Bare Necessities" Reprise / music: "Bare Necessities" Baloo Solo, "Bare Necessities", "Bare Necessities" Reprise
Jos sais kerran 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dalkeith 2002 writer: "Memories are made of this"
Operación triunfo TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2002 music - 1 episode, 2002
Dean Martin: That's Amore 2001 TV Movie writer: "Memories Are Made of This"
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song 2001 Documentary writer: "Look Me Over Closely"
Pushing Tin 1999 writer: "Memories Are Made of This"
Blast from the Past 1999 writer: "Memories Are Made of This"
Home Fries 1998 writer: "Memories Are Made of This"
The Vicar of Dibley 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1997-1998 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Sleepers 1996 writer: "Memories Are Made Of This"
Striptease 1996 writer: "Memories Are Made Of This"
Frank and Ollie 1995 Documentary lyrics: "Bear Necessities" - uncredited / music: "Bear Necessities" - uncredited
Circle of Friends 1995 writer: "Memories Are Made Of This"
Mickey's Fun Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World 1994 Video short lyrics: "Bare Necessities" / music: "Bare Necessities"
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 "Memories Are Made Of This"
Ristilukki 1993 writer: "Tyttö metsässä Girl In The Wood"
Havana 1990/I writer: "Memories Are Made of This"
Parents 1989 "Memories Are Made of This"
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities 1987 Video short lyrics: "The Bare Neceities" / music: "The Bare Neceities"
Anna palaa 1987 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sonáta pro zrzku 1981 music: "Zelený pláne /Green Fields/"
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special writer: "Greenfields"
Lemon Popsicle 1978 writer: "Green Fields"
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The AristoCats 1970 lyrics: "Thomas O'Malley Cat" / music: "Thomas O'Malley Cat"
Sounds Like Us 1970 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special writer: "The Bare Necessities"
The Jungle Book 1967 lyrics: "The Bare Necessities" 1967 / music: "The Bare Necessities" 1967 / writer: "The Bare Necessities Reprise" 1967
The Lawrence Welk Show 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Mike Douglas Show 1964 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Moon-Spinners 1964 writer: "The Moon-Spinners Song"
The Jack Benny Program 1956-1964 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Three Lives of Thomasina 1963 lyrics: "Thomasina" / music: "Thomasina"
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1963 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Savage Sam 1963 "Savage Sam And Me"
Stagecoach West 1960-1961 TV Series lyrics - 38 episodes
Swiss Family Robinson 1960 "My Heart was an Island"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1960 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich 1958 Documentary writer: "Kari Waits For Me", "Marianne", "Sugar Cane", "Memories Are Made of This", "Saturday Night", "Don't You Worry", "Village of New York"
The Frank Sinatra Show 1957 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heimweh... dort wo die Blumen blüh'n 1957 writer: "Heimweh Dort, wo die Blumen blüh'n"
Calypso Joe 1957 writer: "Sweet Sugar Cane", "Marianne"
Star in the Dust 1956 writer: "Sam Hall"
Raw Edge 1956 performer: "RAW EDGE" / writer: "RAW EDGE"
Red Sundown 1956 performer: "Red Sundown" / writer: "Red Sundown"
Your Hit Parade 1955 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Our Miss Brooks 1954 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Castle in the Air 1952 writer: "The Girl In The Wood"
Slaughter Trail 1951 "The Girl in the Wood", "Everyone's Crazy 'Ceptin' Me", "Jittery Deer-Foot Dan"
Saddle Tramp 1950 writer: "Cry of the Wild Goose"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jungle Cubs 1996-1998 TV Series composer - 13 episodes
Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow 1963 composer: song "Scarecrow"
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1963 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Stagecoach West TV Series lyricist - 32 episodes, 1960 - 1961 composer - 1 episode, 1961

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Moon-Spinners 1964 Singer (uncredited)
Calypso Joe 1957 Lead Singer, The Easy Riders (uncredited)
Star in the Dust 1956 The Music Man
Red Sundown 1956 Title Song Vocalist (voice)
Slaughter Trail 1951 Singalong

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1969 TV Series 1 episode
Stagecoach West 1960 TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bare Necessities: The Making of 'The Jungle Book' 2007 Video documentary short Himself - Songwriter

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1971 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children The AristoCats (1970) · Richard M. Sherman (music and lyric by)
· Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics by)
· Al Rinker (music by - "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat")
· Floyd Huddleston (lyrics by - "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat")
· George Bruns (composed by)
· Phil Harris (performed by)
· Maurice Chevalier (performed by)
· Scatman Crothers (performed by)
1968 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song The Jungle Book (1967)
1968 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children The Jungle Book (1967) · Larry Blake (produced by)
· Richard M. Sherman (music and lyrics by)
· Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics by)
· Phil Harris (performed by)
· Bruce Reitherman (performed by)
· Darleen Carr (performed by)
· Bill Lee (performed by)
· Sebastian Cabot (performed by)
· Louis Prima (performed by)
· Sterling Holloway (performed by)
· J. Pat O'Malley (performed by)
· Chad Stuart (performed by)
· Lord Tim Hudson (performed by)
· Digby Wolfe (performed by)


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