Monday, June 7, 2010

Tribute to Henry Gaffney

Henry Gaffney Remembrance Gathering
Thursday, June 10, 2010
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Berklee College of Music
921 Boylston St. 2nd Floor
Boston, MA

Henry Gaffney, a faculty member of the Berklee Songwriting Department, died on May 23 of lung cancer. He was 61 years old.

A remembrance will be held at The Loft on the second floor of Berklee's Uchida building. Kari Juusela is in the process of organizing a program of short tributes. If you would like to speak about Henry, play or sing, please contact him at

Gaffney began teaching at Berklee in 1995 after three decades of success in the songwriting and recording industries. Rolling Stone called one of his early solo albums, On Again Off Again, "touched by brilliance." Gaffney went on to become a staff songwriter at Koppelman/Bandier Publishing, where he wrote tunes for Roberta Flack, the Four Tops, Judy Collins, Glen Campbell, and other stars. He contributed many songs to the television show Fame and composed and arranged the score for the critically acclaimed film Sidewalk Stories, which won the 1988 Prix du Public award at the Cannes Film Festival. Refreshments will be served.

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