Colin Earle Kennedy, Jr. was born to Colin Earle Kennedy, Sr. and Marilyn Lucille (Boyd) Kennedy on May 4, 1956, at Offutt Air Force Base near Bellevue, Nebraska. The family was soon transferred to air bases near Cambridge and Oxford, England where they resided until 1960. A second child, Curtis, was born into the family in 1959 while they lived near Cambridge. The family was transferred a final time to Wichita Falls, Texas in 1960, where Colin Sr. departed the U.S. Air Force to become a freelance artist. Both Colin Sr. and Marilyn soon became employees of the newly formed N.A.S.A. and moved the family to Houston, Texas. Their next stop was Seabrook, Texas (nearer to N.A.S.A.), then to La Porte, Texas in 1965. This was where they would all finally settle and Colin Jr. was able to establish some long-lasting friendships.
Colin Jr. graduated La Porte High School in 1974. During his school years, he learned to play several musical instruments including cornet, tuba, electric guitar, piano and drums. He also formed and co-formed a number of musical groups while learning to sing and compose.
After graduation, Colin then moved back to Houston where he formed more music groups and performed in a number of live venues and on radio.
He moved to the Los Angeles area in 1988 with the intention of launching a musical career but unfortunately, that did not come to fruition.
His employment with Sony Corporation of America brought Colin into contact with a large number of film, TV and recording stars. Included were Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Mel Torme, Ricardo Montalban, Denzel Washington, Angie Dickinson, Sondra Locke and many others. Despite not having distinguished himself as an actor, a friend did help him land a part as an extra in the 1991 film, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.
Colin departed Sony after ten years to become an audio editor for film and TV soundtracks. In this area he was mostly self-taught, so this became a long-standing dream come true. He made it last for the next nineteen years. Retiring from soundtrack restoration and editing in 2014, he moved back to Texas.
Having been an (almost) lifelong smoker, Colin was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer some fifteen years after he quit. His message to all smokers is this: “Quit now, while you may still enjoy your remaining years, as I have.”
Colin passed away from lung cancer on April 26, 2021. In leu of a funeral or Memorial Service, Colin requested that each of you honor his memory with a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or provide a complete stranger with a random act of kindness and quietly remember a memory of him that will remain in your heart.
Colin Earle Kennedy, Jr. is an author of two Songs:
"Sandy" and "Guardian Angel Prayer"
Recorded by Rafael Brom and Colin Kennedy
Released on 3 record albums of Rafael Brom: "Angelophany", "The Best of Rafael Brom" and "All My Love To You Jesus"
by Cosmotone Records / Cosmotone Music (ASCAP)
Records Albums on CD:
Busts and Statues of Famous Music Composers
The Sounds of Music
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