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Lyricist Don Black

Lyricist Don Black looks back at his five decade career writing classic songs such as Diamonds are Forever, With One Look and Born Free.

Lyricist Don Black looks back at his five decade career writing hit songs and musicals. The first British songwriter to win an Oscar, for Born Free in 1967, Don wrote many classic Bond Themes including Diamonds are Forever and Thunderball.

As he publishes his autobiography The Sanest Guy in the Room: A Life in Lyrics, Don talks about his close friendship and working partnership with composer John Barry, and his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, including Sunset Boulevard and Tell Me on a Sunday, Marvin Hamlisch, Quincy Jones, Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

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28 minutes

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  • Thu 13 Aug 2020 19:15

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