Author Topic: Who remembers Mr. Okun?  (Read 1702 times)

Offline Nagelberg

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Who remembers Mr. Okun?
« on: February 20, 2013, 07:54:54 PM »
He has been called one of the most influential music producers in history. He arranged music for or produced Peter Paul and Mary, John Denver, the Chad Mitchel Trio, and The Brothers Four.  He was responsible for a huge string of hits in the 50s, 60s and 70s...but in 1955 he was a music teacher at JHS 145.  His name is Milton (Milt) Okun and I rember him as a very nice man in a plaid shirt and horn rim glasses who played guitar for us and told us about his new record of sea chanties: Every Inch a Sailor.   Does anybody remember Mr. Okun ?

Offline toddg

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Re: Who remembers Mr. Okun?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 01:06:11 AM »
Okun was long before my time in Jackson Heights.   But I was curious about him, so I bought a copy of his new memoir, Along the Cherry Lane.   It's a very interesting account of his experiences in the music industry... like an oral history.   Alas, no mention of his life and work in Jackson Heights.

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Re: Who remembers Mr. Okun?
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