Lionel Bart

Born 1 August 1930. Died 3 April 1999
Lionel Bart
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1930-08-01
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Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart Biography (Wikipedia)

Lionel Bart (1 August 1930 – 3 April 1999) was a British writer and composer of pop music and musicals. He wrote Tommy Steele's "Rock with the Caveman", which became the first British pop song to break into the American Top 40, and was the sole creator of the musical Oliver! (1960). With Oliver! and his work alongside theatre director Joan Littlewood at Theatre Royal, Stratford East, he played an instrumental role in the 1960s birth of the British musical theatre scene after an era when American musicals had dominated the West End. Best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver!, he was described by Andrew Lloyd Webber as "the father of the modern British musical". In 1963 he won the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Oliver!, and the 1968 film version of the musical won a total of 6 Academy Awards including the Academy Award for Best Picture. Some of his other compositions include the theme song to the James Bond film From Russia with Love, and the songs "Living Doll" by Cliff Richard, "Far Away" by Shirley Bassey, "Do You Mind?" (recorded by both Anthony Newley and Andy Williams), "Big Time" (a 1961 cover by Jack Jones of his "Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be" show tune), "Easy Going Me" by Adam Faith, "Always You And Me" by Russ Conway, and several songs recorded by Tommy Steele ("A Handful of Songs", "Butterfingers" and "Little White Bull"). By the mid 1960s he was as well known for his outlandish lifestyle, his celebrity friends, his excesses, and his parties as he was for his work.

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Food Glorious Food
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Oliver! (1965) - You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two
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Oliver! (1965) - You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two
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You've Got to Pick-A-Pocket or Two
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You've Got to Pick-A-Pocket or Two
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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be
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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be
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Who Will Buy?
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Who Will Buy?
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Lock Up Your Daughters!
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Lock Up Your Daughters!
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Happy Endings (Give Yourself A Pinch)
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Happy Endings (Give Yourself A Pinch)
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Consider Yourself
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Consider Yourself
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Food Glorious Food
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Food Glorious Food
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Oliver!
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Oliver!
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Who Will Buy? (Oliver!)
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Who Will Buy? (Oliver!)

Who Will Buy? (Oliver!)

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Choir
Original London Cast
Orchestra
Oliver! Orchestra
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As Long as She Needs Me
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As Long as She Needs Me

As Long as She Needs Me

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Orchestra
The EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra
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Give Us a Kiss for Christmas
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Give Us a Kiss for Christmas
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Oliver! (1968) - Got to pick a pocket or two
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Oliver! (1968) - Got to pick a pocket or two
Shani Wallis
As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver
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As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver
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Pick a Pocket or Tow
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Pick a Pocket or Tow

Pick a Pocket or Tow

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Performer
Ian Shaw (singer)
Barry Green (piano)
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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

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Music Arranger
JOHN GREEN
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ORIGINAL CAST
Lionel Bart
Oliver! (1968) - Food Glorious Food/Oliver
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Oliver! (1968) - Food Glorious Food/Oliver

Oliver! (1968) - Food Glorious Food/Oliver

Composer
Conductor
Donald Pippin
Orchestra
Studio Orchestra
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May A Man Be Merry
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May A Man Be Merry
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Twang!
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Twang!
Adam Faith
Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be
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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

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Adam Faith
Marion Ryan
Rita Williams
Sidney James
The Williams Singers
Tony Osborne
Alfie Bass
Alfred Marks
Barney Gilbraith
Harry Fowler
Joan Heal
John Barry
Tony Tanner
Lionel Bart
You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two
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You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two
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Never Before Has a Boy Asked for More
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Never Before Has a Boy Asked for More
Georgia Brown
Oom-Pah-Pah
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Oom-Pah-Pah
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Pick a Pocket or Tow
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Pick a Pocket or Tow
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As Long as he needs me
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As Long as he needs me
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OLIVER! (1968): Who Will Buy?
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OLIVER! (1968): Who Will Buy?

OLIVER! (1968): Who Will Buy?

Composer
Ensemble
Kathie Green and Ensemble
Conductor
John Green
Orchestra
Studio Orchestra
Lionel Bart
From Russia With Love
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From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love

Performer
David Arnold Feat. Natacha Atlas
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Food, Glorious Food
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Food, Glorious Food

Food, Glorious Food

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Dave Lewis
Jay Rayner
Pat Gordon-Smith
Robert Rickenberg
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Who's This Geezer Hitler?
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Who's This Geezer Hitler?
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It's a Fine Life
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It's a Fine Life
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Pick a Pocket or Tow
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Pick a Pocket or Tow
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Overture
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Overture
Sainsbury's choir auditionees & Lionel Bart
Food Glorious Food
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Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

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Sainsbury's choir auditionees & Lionel Bart
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Oliver! - musical
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Oliver! - musical

Oliver! - musical

Composer
Performer
Gregory Bradley
Julia Deakon
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Oliver! - musical
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Oliver! - musical
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Oliver! - Boy For Sale (feat. Harry Secombe)
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Oliver! - Boy For Sale (feat. Harry Secombe)
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Food Glorious Food
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Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

Performer
Oliver! 1994 London Palladium cast
Lionel Bart
Food Glorious Food [Oliver!]
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Food Glorious Food [Oliver!]
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Oliver! - musical
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Oliver! - musical
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From Russia With Love (1963)
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From Russia With Love (1963)
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