Van Dyke Parks
Carnegie Institute of Technology
American Boychoir School
Wrote and performed the music for a television series based on the children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon
Joined Warner Brothers Records as head of newly-formed Audiovisual Department
Released debut album Song Cycle
Collaborated with Brian Wilson on The Beach Boys album Smile
Harpers Bizarre have a Top 40 hit with a cover of his song "Come To The Sunshine"
Released first single "Number Nine"
Made his film debut in "The Swan"
Made his TV debut in the cast of situation comedy "Bonino"
Introduces himself with calling cards that read "Mr. Van Dyke Parks apologizes for his behavior on the night of __________ and sincerely regrets any damage or inconvenience he may have caused."