Skip to comments.Career of lyricist Don Black to be celebrated at the Royal Festival Hall (Happy 75th today)
Posted on 06/21/2013 11:31:47 AM PDT by Perdogg
Don Black will reflect on 50 years working as a lyricist as part of a special event that will see his back catalogue of work performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
A Life in Song Lyrics by Don Black will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on October 3, hosted by Michael Grade.
At the event, Black will talk on stage with Grade about his life, the inspiration for his songs and the composers he has worked with.
Guest artists, yet to be announced, will perform his songs accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
The concert will also be filmed by the BBC, for broadcast at a later date.
Black said: I cant believe it has been 50 years in the business to have worked with so many talented producers and artists is something that has always made it an exciting journey. Being able to recount the stories of my life to the backdrop of a world-class orchestra and special guests to be announced soon, is a first and will hopefully give a magical insight into the world of songwriting.
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Lyricist for Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun and The World is Not Enough and the Original Tomorrow Never Dies (not used) and Born Free and To Sir, with Love.
To Sir... (with LuLu singing) was the best of those (in my opinion). Conversely, I didn’t care for TMWTGG (also sung by LuLu). John Barry’s biographer claimed he was rushed for time on that one and it wasn’t properly polished.