Post by musika Post by LFS
Sad news for those who may remember Philip, this was posted on FB this
It is with profound sadness that we have to report the death of our
brother, Philip Eden (Geoffrey Philip Eden), Meteorologist, Broadcaster
and Author, on 4th January 2018. He had been suffering from Lewy Bodies
dementia, but died as the result of head injuries sustained after
collapsing and falling several days earlier. He died peacefully in a
nursing home whilst receiving palliative care.
Please pass this sad news on to colleagues who knew or worked with Philip.
Details of the funeral arrangements will follow in a few days.
John and David Eden (brothers)
Sad news indeed.
Here are two of his posts to aue:
28 Dec 2006
Post by musika
At the risk of upsetting Laura (and others), I have a question.
"Carousel" was the first piece of amateur musical theatre I was
ever involved in, and I remember clearly the words of the
"When you walk through a storm, keep your chin up high."
Googling on libretto sites seems to confirm that. Yet it is
almost exclusively sung these days with "hold your head
I e-mailed the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization before Christmas,
and have now received the following reply:
I am writing to you in reference to your December 20th email to
Christina Haritopoulos and your questions concerning the lyrics of
"You'll Never Walk Alone."
In the original 1945 Broadway production of CAROUSEL the lyrics
of "You'll Never Walk Alone" included the phrases "keep your chin
up high" and "is a golden sky." In the 1956 Twentieth Century Fox film
of CAROUSEL these lyrics had been changed to "hold your head up
high" and "there's a golden sky." Neither of these lyric changes [was]
ever documented or explained in any documentation which has since
come to light. We tend to agree with the assumption that Oscar
Hammerstein either made or approved these changes for the film.
Nothing else is known.
Thank you for your interest. If I can be of any further assistance
feel free to contact me at the phone number or the email address listed
Sincerely, Bruce Pomahac
Director of Music
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Sometimes, even these days, a courteous query elicits a
courteous response. Thank you Mr Pomahac.
19 Dec 2008
Post by musika Post by LFS
Just got the alumni newsletter from University of Birmingham, and found
In case that page is restricted, the book is "Great British Weather
Disasters" by Philip Eden.
Which I read recently and found very interesting.
Did you find many English usage errors? There are no acknowledgments
which is a sad omission on the author's part; he would therefore like to
take this opportunity to thank in particular Athel C-B for the
of the phrase "divine whimsy" which appears on p.7, and Mark Brader
for the brilliant formulation "cenoxeric map", an example of which
Peter Duncanson, UK