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R.I.P. Sherwin Bash

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator Thread Starter

  2. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    I see a very long and diverse list of clients... Anita Baker, even--yet only last name 'Baker' was used, as in suing for a breach of contract, suggesting there were no other such events or need for, elsewhere--thank goodness...

    But a good manager to a lot of careers, among what I find most surprising, an astronaut--Wally Schirra:

    Wally Schirra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia »

    Yes, read up on that Wikipedia biography link, and you'll find it astonishing that there was more to his career than being in the cosmos aboard the Mercury, Apollo, and Gemini...!

    Farewell and Rest In Peace to a good manager--a great name to see and join another one who'd last yer had passed, Jerry Weintraub (also who had a CarpenterS association) in Heaven's Hall of Fame...!

    -- Dave
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  3. K.C. Jr

    K.C. Jr Well-Known Member

    Nooo! Another link to the Carpenters gone :cry:.
  4. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator Thread Starter

    I first met Sherwin about 19 years ago when he was back managing Richard. We spoke a few times last year and I was [supposed] to drive out to Scottsdale to do a sit-down interview with him. Unfortunately now, it wasn't to be. :sad:
  5. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    The sands of time pass quickly by... for all of us
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  6. milwaukeeburt

    milwaukeeburt Member

    I recall from Randy's book that Karen called Sherwin "Sherwood Bush" (or something like that). What a card she was. So, in Karen's inimitable voice "RIP Sherwood".
  7. Sherman Bush. RIP Sherwin
  8. BarryT60

    BarryT60 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone seen any commentary from Richard in articles out there? I have not seen any as of this writing...
  9. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    And, a big thanks to Sherwin Bash for steering Carpenters to the Movies......
    Richard Carpenter:
    For All We Know” - Karen and I were in Toronto in November, 1970 to open the show for Engelbert Humperdinck.
    We had one night off before opening and our manager Sherwin Bash suggested we see the film “Lovers And Other Strangers”.
    We enjoyed the film and noticed the song “For All We Know”, which we recorded upon our return home."
  10. Guitarmutt

    Guitarmutt Active Member

    Too bad. That could have been illuminating. Rest well Mr. Bash.
  11. Sher
    Shermine Bush! lol
  12. Rumbahbah

    Rumbahbah Well-Known Member

    Yet another link with their history gone. It would have been interesting to have heard more from him on his perspective on the Carpenters' career (I recall he resisted from contributing to Randy Schmidt's book until it was too late to include his views), as we haven't heard much from him in the last couple of decades.

    Despite the blame placed at his feet for overbooking them on tours and not giving their career enough direction, both Karen and Richard seem to retain some fondness for him - he was back managing Richard in the late 1990s after all!
  13. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I don’t know where I was when this was posted but I had no idea he’d passed away. I thought this was a new thread :sad:
  14. David A

    David A Active Member

    Same here - I missed this somehow. Yes, another Carpenters connection, gone. Time is often a cruel mistress.
  15. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Definitely a Harsh Mistress.
  16. Portlander

    Portlander Active Member

    I was disappointed in his non handling of the tour rift between Richard and Neil Sedaka in 1975 which turned into a public relations nightmare for the Carpenters. Richard's temper and lack of patience greatly contributed to the end result, but Sherwin should have been present and provided leadership and resolve during a period where Richard was dealing with his own personal demons. I don't think the Carpenters career ever fully recovered from the negative backlash from Sedaka's dismissal. Other than that, I think Sherwin was a seasoned, competent and very savvy manager which helped make up for Karen and Richard's youth and inexperience particularly during the initial years of their career.

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