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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is one of the country's most successful lyricists, Don Black.

Songs like Born Free and Diamonds are Forever, and musicals like Sunset Boulevard, Billy and Aspects of Love have made him a rich man. But he'll be talking to Sue Lawley of his early memories of his poor but happy Jewish family in the East End of London and how an apprenticeship on the New Musical Express led him into the world of popular music.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Four Seasons Adagio In G Minor For Organ & Strings by Antonio Vivaldi
Book: 14,000 Things To Be Happy About by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Luxury: Snooker table

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Fri 27 Oct 1995 09:05
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