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The Seckerson Tapes: Lenny Bernstein's right-hand man, Craig Urquhart | reviews, news & interviews

The Seckerson Tapes: Lenny Bernstein's right-hand man, Craig Urquhart

The Seckerson Tapes: Lenny Bernstein's right-hand man, Craig Urquhart

Frank talk about living and working at the right hand of a musical superstar

Conductor Leonard Bernstein at the Royal Festival Hall, London
Craig Urquhart was Leonard Bernstein's personal assistant for the last five years of his life. In this touchingly frank interview he talks about the man he knew, the man he revered, the man who wanted to be all things to all people and who consistently pushed himself to the limit in the service of the music that drove him.

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Oh goody. Did Lenny ever repent his cringeworthy, embarrassing 1960's radical chic when he fawned and slobbered over the "Black Panthers." It must have been so exciting to watch at all those rich upper-class "whitey" women wet their knickers as they fantasized about the heretofore forbidden fruit. Were they up for the cause or what? A rebel without a clue, indeed. Though, like Lloyd Weber, he did write some catchy tunes.

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