Don Black

Don Black

Don Black received two Tony Awards for best book and lyrics of a musical for his work (with Christopher Hampton) on Sunset Boulevard, which marked his third collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

They first joined forces to write the song cycle Tell Me On A Sunday which developed to form the basis of the stage show Song and Dance. They were reunited again for Aspects of Love. He also wrote the lyrics for the Andrew Lloyd Webber-produced Bombay Dreams. Awards include an Oscar for his song “Born Free,” five Academy Award nominations, two Tony Awards and three Tony nominations, six Ivor Novello Awards, a Golden Globe and many platinum and gold discs. He has written a quintet of James Bond theme songs: “Thunderball,” “Diamonds Are Forever,” “The Man With The Golden Gun,” “Surrender” from Tomorrow Never Dies and “The World Is Not Enough.” Among his many popular songs are two U.S. number ones, “Ben” for Michael Jackson and “To Sir With Love for Lulu.” He was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 and recently honoured in London with a BMI Icon award. Don also received the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s honours list. Don’s latest musical is Mrs Henderson Presents, which opens in Toronto in March 2017. Don is also a regular broadcaster and has his own show on Radio Two.

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Songs include

“Anything But Lonely,” Aspects of Love

“As If We Never Said Goodbye,” Sunset Boulevard

“Love Changes Everything,” Aspects of Love

“Seeing is Believing,” Aspects of Love

“Sunset Boulevard,” Sunset Boulevard

“Take That Look Off Your Face,” Tell Me on a Sunday

“Tell Me on a Sunday,” Tell Me on a Sunday

“The Perfect Year,” Sunset Boulevard

“Unexpected Song,” Tell Me on a Sunday

“With One Look,” Sunset Boulevard

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