Posted by themusicsover on March 5, 2012
December 19, 1925 – March 5, 2012
Robert Sherman was a songwriter who, along with his brother, Richard Sherman, was responsible for numerous Disney film and attraction songs that live on in the souls of countless children of all ages. Over the years, the Shermans have written songs that have appeared in such classic films as The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. “Chim-Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song),” and “Trust In Me (The Python’s Song)” are just a few of the Sherman Brothers songs that many of us grew up with. Other credits include several of the jingles heard throughout the Disneyland, most notably, “It’s A Small World (After All).” They also wrote “You’re Sixteen” which topped the singles charts twice, first by Johnny Burnette, and then again by Ringo Starr. Over the years, the Sherman brothers shared several nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Grammys, and Golden Globes. They won two Oscars for their Mary Poppins contributions. Robert Sherman was 86 when he passed away on March 5, 2012.
Thanks to Henk de Bruin at 2+ Printing for the assist.