The Jerusalem post reports that Gwen Stefani’s new song, Rich Girl, was reviewed and approved by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, the original lyricist and composer respectively, for Fiddler on the Roof.
Speaking from his home in New York, Harnick told The Jerusalem Post: “About six months ago, Dr. Dre – a very reputable and contemporary artist – contacted the Rodgers and Hammerstein office (publishers of the song) and said he wanted to do this record. He sent [Jerry and me] what he intended to do so we could look at it. We listened to the sample record and we both thought it was a great song.”
Harnick is 80 and is pleased with the song’s popularity, especially with his grandchildren, as he puts it “I guess you could now say that grandpa’s hip.”
As opposed to “grandpa’s broken his hip.” Ouch. Thank you folks, you’ve been a lovely audience, I’ll be here all week! You may watch Gwen’s video by clicking here.