Lyrics by James Rado & Gerome Ragni
Music by Galt MacDermot
Extended lyrics by James Rado
Musical Arrangement by MARTEEN, James Rado, & François Chauvette
Featured singers: Eric Haroun, Darius Haas & Jeni Fujita
Photo by Dagmar, www.dagmarfoto.com
From left to right, James Rado, Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni.
Two young actors, Gerome Ragni and James Rado, who had become very close friends, were inspired to create a musical for the New York stage. HAIR was conceived and brought to its initial incarnation by them over a three-year period, 1964 - 1967.
Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado.
It is important that the term "Book" be identified, in this particular case, for its 5 component parts: The Theatrical Concept, The Title, The Story & Plot, The Characters and The Dialogue. In addition to creating these five elements, Jim & Jerry wrote The Lyrics of the songs. Thus the credit: "Book & Lyrics."
Late in 1966, they found the perfect composer to set their songs to music.
Music by Galt MacDermot. He created the musical score over a relatively short span of time, approximately three months.