Robbie Sherman Explains: Making Peace with Having a Famous Parent

Robbie Sherman with his father Robert B Sherman (1978)

With music running through the branches of his family tree, was Robbie Sherman always destined to become a songwriter? His earliest memory is pretty telling…   Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman (music, lyrics and book) explains: My earliest memory is that I wanted to be a songwriter. It’s a strange thing to call an “earliest memory”, I suppose. But there …

Robbie Sherman Explains: My Apprenticeship with my Dad

Not all apprentices receive the Alan Sugar treatment

Would there have been a Love Birds if Robbie Sherman hadn’t first served a life-long apprenticeship with his father, legendary Disney lyricist Robert B Sherman?  Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman (music, lyrics and book) explains: My father was a parent, of course, but also a friend, a confidante, and yes, a mentor. I owe him so much. That said, “mentor” …

Robbie Sherman Explains: The musical legacy of the Sherman family

Three musical generations of Shermans: Al Sherman, Robert B Sherman and (as a toddler) Robert J Sherman

You’ve probably heard of the Sherman Brothers. But that’s not where the Sherman family musical legacy began or ended. Just how far back does it go?  Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman (music, lyrics and book) explains: As far back as our family history goes, we’ve had Shermans who were musically inclined. Patrilineally, my father and uncle (“The Sherman Brothers”) are …

Robert J Sherman pens new ‘Disneyana’ Theme: 7 things you need to know

Disneyana is more than Disney collectables: the non-profit Disneyana Fan Club is dedicated to sharing the rich legacy of Walt Disney

Today sees the release of “Disneyana”, the new official theme song of the Disneyana Fan Club. Here are 7 essential things that you should know about it – have a listen too and watch out in the next few days for the song’s official video… On 16 July 2015, Robert J. Sherman debuted a new song he wrote entitled, “Disneyana!” …

Robbie Sherman Explains: How have the flappers flipped?

Is it a flap or a flip?

We all know what flappers are: 1920s girls who love to dance the Charleston, right? But why does Love Birds The Musical have a song about flippers? And what does Disney Mouskateer Annett Funicello have to do with it? Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman (music, lyrics and book) explains: “The Flipper Flap” is one of the many song titles in …