Voice-acted in "The Little Mermaid"
"The City: A Suite for Narrator and Orchestra" receives Pulitzer Prize nomination
Wins Grammy Award for Lonesome Cities
Commissioned by Frank Sinatra to compose album, A Man Alone: The Words and Music of McKuen
Records first album with Anita Kerr & The San Sebastian Strings
Forges musical partnership with Jacques Brel
McKuen scored a minor Top 40 hit in 1959 with "The Mummy," a novelty single recorded with Bob McFadden under the pseudonym Dor.
McKuen published Finding My Father, a chronicle of his search for information on his biological father, in 1977.