All this week, we'’ve been talking about the influential children’s album Free To Be… You And Me, which turns 40 years old this month. We've spoken with a cultural historian, the producer of the record, a new mom and a child psychologist. And, we've asked you, our listeners, to share your memories about the album. (Which you can continue to do -- by leaving your comment below, or by leaving us a voicemail at 866-939-1612.)
In this final installment, we chat with some of the people behind the music found on the album: Emmy-winning composer Stephen Lawrence, who wrote the album's title track as well as "Sisters and Brothers" and "When We Grow Up" and lyricist and composer Carol Hall, who wrote "Parents Are People," "Glad to Have a Friend Like You" and "It's All Right to Cry."
Plus, the actor, singer and former pro-football player Rosey Grier joins us to talk about singing on the album -- and letting little boys and girls know that crying lets the sad out of you.
Hear what our listeners had to say about Free to Be... You and Me on tonight's show.