Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
Sir Michael Parkinson presents a special Friday Night is Music Night celebrating the 80th year of Leslie Bricusse.
As a composer and lyricist, and with Anthony Newley, John Barry and John Williams, Leslie Bricusse has written an astonishing catalogue of songs. These include Goldfinger, Feeling Good, You Only Live Twice, Pure Imagination, If I Ruled The World, Can You Read My Mind from Superman.
There's also Chris Evans' Breakfast Show favourite The Candy Man, My Kind Of Girl for Matt Monro, and the groundbreaking musicals Stop The World I Want To Get Off, and The Roar of The Greasepaint The Smell of The Crowd.
Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with star singers from the West End including John Owen-Jones, Hannah Waddingham, and Michael Jibson, as well as the 40-strong Finchley Children's Music Group and Annie Skates' Capital Voices.
The concert was recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre on Friday 16th December.