and Dean and White Bucks shots courtesy
of Hank Jones who, bless
his pea pickin' little heart, saved
and Dean hangin' with Dizzy Gillespie
and Joe Williams on the Marty Faye show. Chicago, 1962
and Dean with Nick Adams and
with Connie Stevens
Recorded October 18, 1966 and on Top 40 radio stations across America the very next day, THAT'S LIFE became Frank Sinatra's fasted selling single of all time.
addition to the Frank Sinatra classic, That's Lifehas
been recorded by many of the greatest artists in pop music history.
music editions ofDean's song, That's Life. (To
read the lyric, click
Frank Sinatra be inducted
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame?
L.A. Times, Robert Hilburn, thinks so. (Click
Dean presents Songwriter Dean
a platinum album (you remember those)
David Lee Roth's triple platinum
'em and Smile which featured
2003 U2's Bono recorded a
stunning version of THAT'S LIFE
for the film, "The Good Thief"
at right, above, Michelle Kay, Bono and Dean.
Tharp has included "That's Life"
in three magnificent productions
featuring songs recorded
by Frank Sinatra:
"Once More Frank"
(1976), which she performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov at an American Ballet
"Nine Sinatra Songs"
(1982), and the Broadway smash "Come Fly Away" (2010).
Ms Tharp's interpretation
of "That's Life" was also performed when she
was recognized for her life
long, brilliantly inventive, contributions to the choreographic arts by
The Kennedy Center Honors
Andy Williams' BARNABY
MUSIC CORP joins our music publishing family (Andy Williams: December 3, 1927-September 25, 2012)
Rest in peace, my friend.
18 years Dean was the COO of Lawrence Welk's music publishing companies during
which time he built Welk's copyright holdings into one of the largest,
most respected and highly
successful independent music publishing companies of all time. So
successful was the firm in every genre of popular music
that one year it received the top publisher award at
every major music industry event that recognized such endeavor.
signed 11 year old Janet Jackson
to her first music publishing agreement -
the approval of father, Joe, of course.
was a "Markett" on the top 10 single "The Batman Theme"
Knievel was lowered into his Skycycle for his attempt to jump the
River to the strains of Dean's "The Ballad of Evel Kneivel."
- Creator's Panel Subject:
Music On The Internet From The Creator's Perspective
L-R in master shot: Jimmy Jam,
Brooke, Ice T, Michael Franti,
Leonard, Reeves Gabrels and panel moderator, Dean Kay Pictures
courtesy of ASCAP
and 6' 5" espectively,Dean and
Ralph Ross, billed
Kay and Mr. Ross "The
Biggest Act In Show Business" (1965)
with Olympic decathlon
and gold medal champion
the London Quireboys at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
then music publisher of the entire creative output of legendary composer Jerome Kern, in 1985 Dean orchestrated
the charge through Congress that resulted in
the issuance of a postage stamp commemorating the 100th
anniversary of Kern's birth
Howard Berman (D-CA), Todd Brabec, EVP Membership Group ASCAP,
Mandel, Composer-Arranger, Leeds Levy, President Leeds Music,
Morgenstern, EVP/GM Warner Chappell Music Inc., Paul Williams,
Songwriter, President of ASCAP, Bruce Broughton, Composer, Rep.
John Conyers, Jr. (D - MI),
Alan Bergman, Lyricist,
Faxon, Joint CEO EMI Music Publishing, Dean,
Anglo-American Region - peermusic.
Patrick Leahy, lyricist Hal David
Orrin Hatch, Dean's Wife, Michelle, Dean
Kay with Senator Ted Kennedy
President Al Gore
with James H. Billington,
Librarian of Congress and
his wife Marjorie (2009)
[Interesting note: Other than the
Justices of the Supreme Court,
the Librarian of Congress is the only
lifetime appointment in the
Kay's testimony on behalf of ASCAP before the
SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Click
House Seal Above)
at an ASCAP Board meeting after makng a motion that ASCAP invade Peru.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber In
Michelle and Dudley Moore (1985)
With songwriter Tom Snow
and Sergio Mendez (1985)
Cy Coleman, George Michael and
Johnny Mandel (1998)
the legendary Harry Belafonte
Playboy Mansion was fun, even though the girls kept cramping Dean's
off hustling Hef.
John Bucchino, Emma Walton
Hamilton (Julie Andrews daughter), Julie
Randy Grimmett, composer and conductor Ian
Fraser, Dean, ASCAP's Nancy
With The Masters Many of the world's most
renowned composers and authors gathered at ASCAP's first West Coast
Writer's Advisory Committee meeting (circa 1969) Back
Row: Joe Greene, Marcia Waldorf, Nachio Herb Brown, Jr., Harry
Sukman, George Duning, Bert Shefter,
Karlin, Danny Shapiro, Herb Magidson, Luchi DeJesus, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans,
Jerry Livingston, Vic Mizzy,
Hamilton, Jay Livingston, Al Kasha, Sammy Lerner, Tommy Wolf
Row (Seated): Unidentified, John Cacavas, Paul Francis Webster,
Sammy Fain, Harry Warren
Row: Dean Kay, Doug Goodwin, Don Wolf, Gene DePaul, Stu Phillips
Carter's Induction Into ASCAP's Jazz Wall of Fame
John McKellen, Johnny Mandel, Mrs. Benny Carter (Hilma), Benny, Marilyn
Bergman, Alan Bergman, Dean.Posthumously
inducted: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Roy Eldridge, Duke Ellington, Benny
Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Buddy Rich and
Hinton and Artie ShawInducted
into ASCAP's Jazz Wall of Fame Back
row (left to right): Alan and Marilyn Bergman, bassist Ron Carter,
ASCAP Board MemberJohnny Mandel, Dean, clarinetist Ken Peplowski; Front
row: Inductee Milt Hinton and wife Mona. Ron Carter performed
in honor of Milt Hinton and Peplowski in honor of Artie Shaw.
And, it doesn't
get any better than this...
Daughter Lisa _
Dad (Stuart), Grandson Michael, Mom (Lisa)
in Manhattan ... 2009
Michelle and Michael at The Boat House 2. Michael in Central Park
Michael at Rockefeller Center 4. Michael in Times Square