Rod McKuen in 1972
|Birth name||Rodney Marvin McKuen|
|Born||April 29, 1933|
|Died||January 29, 2015 (aged 81)|
Beverly Hills, California
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, poet|
|Associated acts||Jacques Brel|
Rodney Marvin "Rod" McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, and composer. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s.
Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, movie soundtracks, and classical music. He earned two Oscar nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his serious music compositions.