Rod McKuen

Rod McKuen bio

Birth Name: Rod McKuen

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: Oakland

Date Of Birth: April 29, 1933

Date Of Death: January 29, 2015

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Rod McKuen was born on the 29th of April, 1933. He was known for being a Composer. Songwriter and poet best known for translating the hits of French singer Jacques Brel into English. He wrote more than 1500 songs that spanned more than 100 million record sales.

Rod McKuen was born in Oakland. His formal education was short-lived, so in order to stay up with those around him, he began keeping a journal. He lived in San Francisco and performed his poetry in clubs frequented by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and other beatnik poets. He wrote songs for performers as diverse as Johnny Cash and Madonna .

Rod McKuen was a Taurus and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Rod McKuen was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Rod McKuen is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Rod McKuen’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Rod McKuen’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Rod McKuen kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Rod McKuen was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Rod McKuen was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Rod McKuen was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Rod McKuen had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Rod McKuen’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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