By Tom Quiner


His name may not be on the tip of your tongue, but his music is. The great Broadway composer, Jerry Bock died this week at the age of 81.

He wrote the music to what is arguably the most beloved musical in Broadway history, Fiddler on the Roof. And if you don’t agree with that assessment, at least concede that the lead character, the beleaguered father, Tevye, is the most beloved Broadway character ever.

Quiner’s Diner pays tribute to this composer who enriched the world with his beautiful music. I’ve posted two of his greatest songs for your enjoyment.


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  1. Theresa Dowd on November 8, 2010 at 8:37 am

    When I think of Fiddler on the Roof, I always think of the line “God bless and keep the czar, far away from us!”

    I love that show.

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