From Guardians Of The Galaxy To The Mystery Of Edwin Drood And Way Beyond: A Conversation with THE Rupert Holmes...Plus!

August 13, 2014 4:51 AM

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From Guardians Of The Galaxy To The Mystery Of Edwin Drood And Way Beyond: A Conversation with THE Rupert Holmes...Plus!

Mike Ragogna: Okay, let me take a deep breath and do the Rupert Holmes recap...here we go. You've won Tony awards as a playwright, lyricist and composer, your first novel was made into a movie with Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon, you created and wrote the AMC series Remember WENN, received two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America for your thrillers, and yet thirty-five years after writing and recording your #1 record "Escape"--better known to the world as "The Pina Colada Song"--that same tune and your voice are back out there again in 2014 and--wait a sec, let me check something--yep, at the top of the charts in this summer's megahit Guardians of the Galaxy and its #1 soundtrack album. Did I mention your song is in the biggest movie of the century?

Rupert Holmes: Well, it's reassuring to know that Phase Three of my Ninety-Year Plan for "The Pina Colada Song" has happened precisely as I planned it. But of course, my life won't be complete until I achieve Phase Four.

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