A native of Tyler, Texas, Busby began his career as a textbook salesman. After sneaking into practice rooms at Colorado State University to composer music, he began music studies with Virgil Thompson after a fortuitous evening cooking for Thompson.
His film music for Robert Altman’s film Three Women is one of his best known works.
He has been a resident of New York’s Chelsea Hotel since 1977.
Source: Scott Guinn
To The Soul - Poetry Of Walt Whitman
(Ernst Bacon, Leonard Bernstein, Henry Burleigh, Gerald Busby, Philip Dalmas, Charles Ives, Charles Naginski, Ned Rorem, Robert Strassburg, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Weill, Elinor Remick Warren and Walt Whitman)