Born a working-class East End boy in the 50s, over 40 years Black went on to write hundreds of songs for some of the most enduring hits of film and stage, such as qBorn Freeq, qDiamonds Are Foreverq, qSunset Boulevardq and qOut of Africaq. He picked up a weatlh of accolades along the way, including Academy Award nominations and five Ivor Novello Awards, as well as collaborating with musical legends such as John Barry, Michael Jackson, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Quincy Jones. This biography covers the true rags-to-riches story of Don Black, up to his successes with qBombay Dreamsq and qRomeo and Julietq.We would see lots of other kids also going to our school, and hea#39;d call one of them over and ask what time Pele was due to arrive.Hea#39;d insist that Pele ... Althoughfamily isthemost vital part of Dona#39;slife, writing is also veryimportant to him. a#39;Hedoesna#39;t like to ... writing lyrics. Ita#39;s justmeand a pen and a piece of paper, so I can go to.
|Title||:||Wrestling with Elephants : The Authorised Biography of Don Black|
|Author||:||Don Black, James Inverne|
|Publisher||:||SMT - 2010-11-29|