Two Legends, One Stage: ASMAC Golden Score Awards 2017

AFM Local 47 Life Members Charles Fox and Paul Williams to be honored 

All Local 47 members receive special discount on tickets

Singer/songwriter/actor/voice actor PAUL WILLIAMS may be best-known to younger generations as “the Butcher” in this year’s summer blockbuster Baby Driver, or for his 2014 Grammy win for Album of the Year with Daft Punk. The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers is proud to announce him as an honoree at the 2017 ASMAC Golden Score Awards, along with his Love Boat-theme collaborator, composer/arranger CHARLES FOX.

The event takes place Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5 p.m. at the Hilton Universal City Hotel.

Paul Williams first made his name with such chart-topping hits as “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and “I Won’t Last a Day Without You” by The Carpenters, although prior to that he’d had a song covered by Tiny Tim, that was the B-side to “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” and was also covered by the late David Bowie on his Hunky Dory album (1971). Along with Roger Nichols, he wrote “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” “The Family of Man,” and “Out in the Country,” all major hits for Three Dog Night, and with Kenny Ascher and Helen Reddy on their 1974 Top 10 hit “You and Me Against the World.” Williams and Ascher also scored big with the now classic “The Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie (1979). Williams also acts and is best known for his role as Swan in Phantom of the Paradise (1974) and as Burt Reynold’s sidekick in Smokey and the Bandit (1977). He has voiced many animated characters including Penguin in The New Batman Adventures. President of ASCAP, he has been active in the fight for songwriters against copyright infringement.

Charles Fox composed music for such classic TV shows as What’s My Line?, Love American Style, Happy Days, and Laverne & Shirley, to name a few, and films like Barbarella, Foul Play, and Nine to Five. He is a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee with such credits as “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “I’ve Got a Name,” and “Ready To Take a Chance Again.”

Michael Giacchino to host, with special guests including Jack Jones, Calabria Foti and Mervyn Warren

Hosting this year’s Academy Awards of Film and TV music is 2014 honoree MICHAEL GIACCHINO, who composed the score for Disney Pixar’s latest animated sensation, Coco, already being hailed as one of the year’s best. Since his breakout film score for The Incredibles, Giacchino has become one of the most beloved Hollywood film composers with his scores for Up, which garnered him an Academy Award in 2009, Ratatouille, Cars 2, Star Trek, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Zootopia, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and many more. He was also the composer on the hit TV series Lost, as well as on all of the subsequent documentaries.

Among the scheduled performers is two-time Grammy winner JACK JONES, who sang the Love Boat theme; Grammy-winning vocalist MERVYN WARREN, formerly of Take 6; violinist/Jazz vocalist CALABRIA FOTI; as well as some surprises. The star-studded evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremonies starting at 7:30 p.m.

For 79 years, ASMAC has sought to preserve a tradition of excellence among composers, arrangers, orchestrators, and musicians. In addition to celebrating the achievements of the more mature members of our profession, we encourage younger musicians to achieve their goals through our scholarships, workshops, master classes and mentoring programs which are funded by the proceeds of this annual event. For tickets, call (818) 994-4661 or visit www.asmac.org.

 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR AFM LOCAL 47 MEMBERS: All members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 members receive the ASMAC rate of $150 per ticket — a $100 discount! Members may purchase tickets online and select the “Member Rate” tickets; call 818-994-4661 to place your order by phone; or email Scherr@asmac.org.

 

About ASMAC

For 79 years, ASMAC has sought to preserve a tradition of excellence among composers, arrangers, orchestrators, and musicians. In addition to celebrating the achievements of the more mature members of our profession, we encourage younger musicians to achieve their goals through our scholarships, workshops, master classes and mentoring programs which are funded by the proceeds of this annual event.

 

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