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    Songwriter Joseph Brooks Suicide


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    Joseph Brooks, 'You Light Up My Life' Songwriter, Suicide

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    His son's in jail for murder charges? That's one messed up family...
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    I've seen a "suicide kit" somewhere in on FAD. I think it was along the same lines. Well, at least he won't have to worry anymore! POS!
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    Wow, interesting way to go. Gotta give him credit for creativity.
    Still, it sounds like he was a piece of shit turd bag, with a fucked up family. And I've always hated that song. lol

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    That's A Lame Song

    Quote Originally Posted by jeca View Post
    Wow, interesting way to go. Gotta give him credit for creativity.
    Still, it sounds like he was a piece of shit turd bag, with a fucked up family. And I've always hated that song. lol
    I hated that song. Debbie Boone dedicated that song to Jesus? Debbie Boone you make me wanna puke. Ha ha. The song is lame. Slick. Written like. Hey, this will sell. So- I'll write this crap. John Denver wrote far better songs.
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    Man they showed some recent film footage on the local news of this guy and he looked like a drugged out walking cadaver.
    His son was chaged with murdering his girlfriend in the recent past as well. Nice family! they interviewed his neighbors and they said he kept to himself and almost never went out. Very odd all around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by james1977 View Post
    I hated that song. Debbie Boone dedicated that song to Jesus? Debbie Boone you make me wanna puke. Ha ha. The song is lame. Slick. Written like. Hey, this will sell. So- I'll write this crap. John Denver wrote far better songs.
    LOL! I'd take John Denver over that any day!

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    Mentally ill, grandiose, cocaine and alcohol abuser. Eleven rape charges against him. His daughter spoke of how evil he was ...

    One good thing ... he chose to exit ...
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    here is a story about both brooks in ny mag from a few months ago:


    Joe, father, won an Oscar for composing “You Light Up My Life.” Now he faces 127 counts of sexual misconduct, including rape. Nick, son, allegedly killed his girlfriend in Soho House.
    http://nymag.com/news/features/71271/

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    I remember hearing that song "You Light Up My Life" back in my school days in 1977. We kids liked it at the time but now in hindsight, we cringe upon hearing it!

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    Raping in his 70's puts the icing on the creep cake. He is surely in Hell being made to listen to YLUML ad infinitum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by james1977 View Post
    The song is lame. Slick. Written like. Hey, this will sell. So- I'll write this crap.
    Brooks got his start writing jingles.

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    Joseph Brooks not only wrote "You Light Up My Life" but wrote and directed the movie. He won a Grammy and an Academy Award for the song. He seemed like a slick hustler even back then. According to the Jayne Velez Mitchell show, he offered young women his advice on how to promote their careers in Hollywood, this is how he got them to come to his apartment, where he sexually assaulted them. How sickening.

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    I Heard It Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Fool Moon View Post
    Brooks got his start writing jingles.
    I wanted to give the song a fair shake. Debbie was a babe in 1977. The song was pretty damn good. Well written and I'm sorry to contradict myself. Go hear The Debbie Boone video on You Tube, hear it. And be objective. Damn. I am eating crow. A damn good song. Now this will be like Phil Spector or John Phillips, we have to separate the work from the private lives. It still makes me sick that that sick fuck John Phillips was having sex with his blood daughter. Makes me wanna puke. A step-daughter just as sick, but a blood-daughter ? That sick fucker.
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    In the late 1970's, full of himself and flush with success over You Light Up My Life, Joe Brooks made a movie called "If Ever I See You Again." He wrote, produced, and directed this snoozefest, and even cast himself in the lead role! This tribute to Brooks's ego was a box office bomb, both critically and financially:

    This movie fails miserably on every level. As a romantic lead, [Joe Brooks] has about as much appeal as a potted plant. It's the PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE of romantic movies.
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    Anyway, the reason I'm rambling on about this is that the following picture of Joe Brooks and his co-star was in all the movie ads back then. It creeped me out in 1978, and it creeps me out even more now:


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    I was forced to sing that damn song in junior high back in the 80s, and I *hate* it with a blinding passion.

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    I Have To See That Crap

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Vesco View Post
    In the late 1970's, full of himself and flush with success over You Light Up My Life, Joe Brooks made a movie called "If Ever I See You Again." He wrote, produced, and directed this snoozefest, and even cast himself in the lead role! This tribute to Brooks's ego was a box office bomb, both critically and financially:


    Anyway, the reason I'm rambling on about this is that the following picture of Joe Brooks and his co-star was in all the movie ads back then. It creeped me out in 1978, and it creeps me out even more now:

    Is it out on D.V.D ? I wants to see this stink- bomb- Ha ha- Can't Stop The Music that Village People movie from 1980 is the worst piece of crap ever made. But it is so bad, it's good. Has become a cult classic- I have to check this crap out. LOL
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    I think I saw this movie, but I can't remember for sure. Must be a repressed memory, it was so awful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Vesco View Post
    Anyway, the reason I'm rambling on about this is that the following picture of Joe Brooks and his co-star was in all the movie ads back then. It creeped me out in 1978, and it creeps me out even more now:


    Just in case no one recognizes the co-star, it's Shelley Hack. (pre Charlie's Angels)

    On a side note: Brooks wrote the soundtrack for this POS and Debby Boone sang Brooks' song "California" for the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaMc View Post
    I've seen a "suicide kit" somewhere in on FAD. I think it was along the same lines. Well, at least he won't have to worry anymore! POS!
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    Guess he didn't write that song about his son
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    Quote Originally Posted by james1977 View Post
    I hated that song. Debbie Boone dedicated that song to Jesus? Debbie Boone you make me wanna puke. Ha ha. The song is lame. Slick. Written like. Hey, this will sell. So- I'll write this crap. John Denver wrote far better songs.
    Debbie Boone was pretty messed up herself.

    Quote Originally Posted by sierrarose View Post
    Joseph Brooks not only wrote "You Light Up My Life" but wrote and directed the movie. He won a Grammy and an Academy Award for the song. He seemed like a slick hustler even back then. According to the Jayne Velez Mitchell show, he offered young women his advice on how to promote their careers in Hollywood, this is how he got them to come to his apartment, where he sexually assaulted them. How sickening.
    Phil Spector...I bet this goes on so often & we don't hear about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by james1977 View Post
    Is it out on D.V.D ? I wants to see this stink- bomb- Ha ha- Can't Stop The Music that Village People movie from 1980 is the worst piece of crap ever made. But it is so bad, it's good. Has become a cult classic- I have to check this crap out. LOL
    I kinds want to see it too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fool Moon View Post
    Just in case no one recognizes the co-star, it's Shelley Hack. (pre Charlie's Angels)
    I was actually hoping it wasn't her.

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    A "helium hood"...sounds like a pretty easy, stress-free, and relatively "painless" way to go...compared to other methods.
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    Kind of ironic that he wrote the words to that song and then topped hisself.
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    Just a note: I saw a couple people reference Can't Stop the Music, the Village People movie with Steve Guttenberg and Kardashislut's step daddy. It's a fun flick. It's available on Netflix and you can stream it, FYI.

    Before you watch, youtube the clip from the movie where they do YMCA. It'll let you know what you're in store for.
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    Robert, I loved the quote that Brooks had "about as much appeal as a potted plant!" It's not just funny, but true as it gets!

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    I hate the fact that Debbie Boone gets all the credit for singing "You light up my life." I'm a big fan of the movie (yeah, I'm cheesy, I know) and the lady that sang on the original soundtrack is ten times better. Her name was Kasey Cisyk and she passed away in 1998 at age 44.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/13/ny...mmercials.html

    Here's the original recording with Kasey:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSxY3YBkdiA

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    Quote Originally Posted by james1977 View Post
    I wanted to give the song a fair shake. Debbie was a babe in 1977. The song was pretty damn good. Well written and I'm sorry to contradict myself. Go hear The Debbie Boone video on You Tube, hear it. And be objective. Damn. I am eating crow. A damn good song. Now this will be like Phil Spector or John Phillips, we have to separate the work from the private lives. It still makes me sick that that sick fuck John Phillips was having sex with his blood daughter. Makes me wanna puke. A step-daughter just as sick, but a blood-daughter ? That sick fucker.
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    I think he was a piece of crap and so was his son. The guy wrote a cheesy song and made a cheesy movie and then he made an awful movie. Its a sign of how desperate people are for fame and fortune that so many women would turn to him for career advice. He was despicable and I'm glad he's not living on the taxpayer's dime in prison. Sorry his death was painless.

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