Jerry Bock/Fiddler on the Roof dies at 81

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Eden, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

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    Jerry Bock, who is mostly known as a composer of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, died at age of 81.

    If I Were A Rich Man, is a great memory that he left for us.

    RIP!
    !יהי זכרו ברוך
     
  2. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    :(

    I love his work -- not just Fiddler, but also She Loves Me and Fiorello. R.I.P.
     
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  3. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    I love Fiddler on the Roof. I wish it was overused instead of Carmen and stupid tangos.
     
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  4. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Aw ... that's sad. IMHO, Fiddler is one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all times.

    May his memory be for a blessing.
     
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  5. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    :( Love the movie/musical.

    Hopefully Akiko skates well tomorrow in her FS to honor him! :)
     
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    He will always be remembered by everyone who loves Musical Theatre.
    Thank you...
     
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  7. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the music. R.I.P. :)
     
  8. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I love her "Fiddler" medlley too! Hope she does really well at Japanese Nationals.
     
  9. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    I love me some Fiddler on the Roof!

    "For Papa, make him a scholar / For Mama make him rich as a king / For me, well, I wouldn't holler if he were as handsome as anything!"

    RIP Mr. Bock, and thanks for the memories!
     
  10. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    :( Love Mr. Bock's music, 60's big Broadway was just :swoon:

    I was also probably the world's skinniest gentile Tevye in high school theatrical history, but what a fantastic show.
     
  11. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    RIP Jerry Bock. May your memory be a blessing.
    And my two favourite stanzas from “Rich Man”

    For the devout Jew, this really would be the “sweetest thing.”
    This verse and, actually, the entire song, demonstrates the questioning type of dialogue Jews have have with G-d.
    Great stuff, Jerry.
     
  12. Taso

    Taso Well-Known Member

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    Aww you lucky duck, I've always wanted to play Tevye as well. My high school was a little too...mmm...intolerant to do 'Fiddler', sadly. Guess I'll have to wait another 25 years to play him, even though I'd never get picked in an adult production since I'm also a skinny gentile :lol:

    RIP Jerry, and :kickass: Akiko!