It's safe to say that no one else has had the kind of musical career that Randy Newman has. He began as a behind-the-scenes songwriter, penning hits for singers such as Jerry Butler and Irma Thomas. Despite unassuming looks, a froggy, drawling delivery and a penchant for featuring reprehensible characters in his songs, Newman found success in the '70s and '80s as a singer-songwriter. But in the past fifteen years, his work as a film soundtrack composer has brought him a different kind of exposure, acclaim and audience, as films such as the Toy Story franchise brought Newman's work to a broader, pintsize audience. He recently received his twentieth Oscar... More >>>
Randy Newman: "Whoever I am, that's crystallized, and there it is."