Marcus Henry (aka Mark) Barkan(July 4, 1934-May 8, 2020)

(July 4, 1934-May 8, 2020)
Figlio di Joseph e Rose Barkan Padre di Jared, Jason, Josh, Bridget Barkan e Matt Friedlander 

Nonno di

 Skye, Rise, Asa, Leila, Alexandra, Sebastien, Rhea, Luna, Ruah, Nova Marito di Maddalena e Cecilia Figlie:

Kimie, Gabriela, Eve, Carmen

Fratello di Stanley H. Barkan

cognato di Bebe Barkan,

Zio di Mia e Scotte Barkan. 

Migliori amici con Melvin Van Peebles e Albert Bouchard Mark Barkan era un cantautore americano, autore di musical e produttore discografico di oltre 79 canzoni di successo in tutto il mondo da artisti come Elvis Pressley, Nat King Cole, Paul Anka, Dusty Springfield, Sonny e Cher, Lesley Gore, Jack Jones, Drafi, Mina, Billy Fury, Manfred Mann, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Connie Francis, Adam Wade, Don Costello, The Banana Split, The Archies, The Monkees. Le sue canzoni di successo includono “Pretty Flamingo”. “She is a Fool”, “Sto per essere caldo questo inverno”, “La canzone di Tra La La (una banana, due banane)”, “Non voglio essere un perdente”, “Proverò qualsiasi cosa, “Io sono Goanna Be Warm questo inverno”, “Ecco come sono i ragazzi”, e “La scrittura sul muro”. Ha ricevuto tre premi BMI, una canzone nel musical Waltz of the Stork di Broadway e tre canzoni nel film Off-Broadway Cougars the Musical. Come attore, è apparso in film, TV e cabaret con due spettacoli individuali e molte produzioni di workshop.

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Marcus Henry (aka Mark) Barkan

(July 4, 1934-May 8, 2020)

Son of Joseph and Rose Barkan Father of Jared, Jason, Josh, Bridget Barkan & Matt Friedlander

Grandfather of

Skye, Rise, Asa, Leila, Alexandra, Sebastien, Rhea, Luna, Ruah, Nova Husband of Magdalene & Cecilia

Daughters-in-law: Kimie, Gabriela, Eve, Carmen

Brother of Stanley H. Barkan

Brother-in-law of Bebe Barkan

Uncle of Mia & Scotte Barkan

Best friends with Melvin Van Peebles & Albert Bouchard

Mark Barkan was an American songwriter, author of musical, and record producer of over 79 hit songs world-wide by artists like Elvis Pressley, Nat King Cole, Paul Anka, Dusty Springfield, Sonny and Cher, Lesley Gore, Jack Jones, Drafi, Mina, Billy Fury, Manfred Mann, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Connie Francis, Adam Wade, Don Costello, The Banana Splits, The Archies, The Monkees. His hit songs include “Pretty Flamingo.” “She’s a Fool,” “I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter,’ “The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana),” “I Don’t Wanna Be a Loser,” “I’ll Try Anything,” “I’m Goanna Be Warm This Winter,” “That’s the Way Boys Are,” and “The Writing on the Wall.” He had three BMI awards, a song in the Broadway musical Waltz of the Stork, and three songs in the Off-Broadway hit Cougars the Musical. As an actor, he appeared in movies, TV, and cabaret with two one-man shows, and many workshop productions.Marcus Henry (aka Mark) Barkan


From an ABC of Fruits & Vegetables by Stanley H. Barkan

 

RICE KRISPIES VANILLA SQUARES

 

Once Mother made a confection

out of the Rice Krispies

which snapped, crackled, popped

in the bowls of our childhood

(my brother’s and mine)

in old East New York, Brooklyn.

 

She took the recipe

from the side of the box

but added her special magic:

the extract of vanilla beans.

 

It was so-o-o good

my brother and I 

could only take a square

at a time from the large

whole pan-filled candy cake.

 

We savored it

treasured each bite,

wishing it to last

as long as possible.

 

We hid it in the ice-box,

hoping to have it always,

a bit of vanilla each day

to sweeten our leftover lives.

 

But, kept for so long,

most of it spoiled,

most of it had to be

thrown away.

 

—Stanley H. Barkan

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