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
Harpers Bizarre have a Top 40 hit with a cover of his song "Come To The Sunshine"
Collaborated with Brian Wilson on The Beach Boys album Smile
Released first single "Number Nine"
Made his film debut in "The Swan"
Made his TV debut in the cast of situation comedy "Bonino"
"When somebody blew John Kennedy's brains out in the face of his fame, I realized there might be value in anonymity. Celebrity did not have the maddening, fawning dysfunction it has now, but I saw clearly that fame could be an inconvenience and time has borne me out." -- The Guardian, May 9, 2013