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    Jerry Bock/Fiddler on the Roof dies at 81

    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!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Eden View Post
    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!


    I love Fiddler on the Roof. I wish it was overused instead of Carmen and stupid tangos.
    Roll Tide, y'all!

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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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    Love the movie/musical.

    Hopefully Akiko skates well tomorrow in her FS to honor him!

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

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    Thanks for the music. R.I.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Love the movie/musical.

    Hopefully Akiko skates well tomorrow in her FS to honor him!
    Oh, I love her "Fiddler" medlley too! Hope she does really well at Japanese Nationals.

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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!
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    Love Mr. Bock's music, 60's big Broadway was just

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

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

    If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack
    To sit in the synagogue and pray.
    And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
    And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
    That would be the sweetest thing of all.
    . . .
    For the devout Jew, this really would be the “sweetest thing.”
    Lord who made the lion and the lamb,
    You decreed I should be what I am.
    Would it spoil some vast eternal plan?
    If I were a wealthy man.
    This verse and, actually, the entire song, demonstrates the questioning type of dialogue Jews have have with G-d.
    Great stuff, Jerry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus View Post
    LoveI was also probably the world's skinniest gentile Tevye in high school theatrical history, but what a fantastic show.
    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

    RIP Jerry, and Akiko!

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