Born on the 28th of November, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, Randy Newman has always had great interest in music ever since he was a young boy. He began to write songs professionally when he was seventeen years of age, and released his first single when he was eighteen. The song was called Golden Gridiron Boy. His first attempt did not turn out to be much of a success, and hence he focused his full attention on songwriting and arranging instead. Some of his early songs were recorded by artists such as Irma Thomas, The O'Jays, Jackie DeShannon, Jerry Butler and Gene Pitney. His lyrics gradually gained enormous success in the United Kingdom, where several of his songs were included in the Top Forty UK charts. Some of these songs included Just One Smile, Nobody Needs Your Love, I've Been Wrong Before, and many others as well.
In the year 1968, Randy Newman tried his luck at singing, and released his debut album called Randy Newman. The critics loved the record, and it gained considerable success worldwide. His early songs were covered by various musicians such as Peggy Lee, Pat Boone, Nina Simone, The Everly Brothers, Alan Price and several more. He released another album in the year 1970, which was titled 12 Songs. This turned out to be another critical success, and was named the sixth best album of the 70s by Robert Christgau, who was a Rolling Stones critic. His first album that made it into the Top 200 US Billboard chart was called Randy Newman Live, which was released the following year. In the year 1972, Newman released an album titled Sail Away. This was one of his most popular earlier albums, and it managed to peak at number 163 on the US Billboard charts.
In year 1971, Randy Newman began to work as a film composer and arranger. He composed several songs for the 1981 movie called Ragtime, and got two Academy Award nominations for his outstanding work for the movie. He has also composed music for six of the most popular Disney/Pixar feature movies such as Cars, Inc. Monsters, A Bug's Life andall three parts of Toy Story. He managed to get nominated for the Academy Awards for all his Desney/Pixar films, and won several of them as well.
Randy Newman has been nominated for the Oscar Awards no less than twenty times for his amazing music. Some of his most popular albums include Harps and Angels, Bad Love, Randy Newman's Faust, Land of Dreams, Trouble in Paradise, Born Again, Little Criminals, Good Old Boys, and many more. His most famous film scores include hits like Little Bear, Toy Story, The Princess and the Frog, Meet the Fockers, Babe: Pig in the City, A Bug's Life, Cats Don't Dance, James and the Giant Peach, The Natural and several others as well. He has been nominated five times for the Golden Globe Awards, fifteen times for the Grammy Awards, three times for the Emmy Awards, five times for the Annie Awards, twenty times for the Academy Awards, and once for the BAFTA Awards, winning various awards and honors for his outstanding music.
It is time for this amazing artist to once again display his talents for the world, and this is a chance you better not miss. His upcoming concert is going to be a huge success, so make sure to become a part of it through your Randy Newman tickets, and have a night to remember!