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Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks - Artist Image
Photo by Greg Allen


Was the lyricist for The Beach Boys SMiLE album, co-writing “Heroes And Villains” and “Surf’s Up.

First paid gig as a musician was arranging “The Bare Necessities” for the Walt Disney film The Jungle Book.

An artist at Warner Bros. Records in the 1970s, Parks was also head of the audio/visual department where he oversaw the making of music videos for WB artists.

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