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Michael Winner Was Planning Death Wish Musical

Director Michael Winner was planning to adapt his hit movie Death Wish for the stage before he passed away earlier this year (13), according to Oscar-winning lyricist Don Black.The filmmaker died at his London home...

Andy Williams Dies: Tributes To The Star Led By Tony Christie

Tributes to Andy Williams have been led today by fellow crooner Tony Christie. Andy Williams has died, aged 84, following a year-long battle against bladder cancer. He was best known for his rendition of the...

Il Divo Named Artist Of The Decade At Classic Brit Awards

Il Divo were named Artist of the Decade at the Classic BRIT Awards 2011 last night (12.05.11).The vocal quartet were the first-ever recipient of the award, which recognises the massive impact the operatic group has...

Lily Allen And Jay Sean Given Bmi Awards

Lily Allen, Jay Sean and Sting all received songwriting awards last night (05.10.10).The pop stars were all given awards for the amount of radio and TV play they have had in the US at the...

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Songwriter Don Black is to be honoured as a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Icon.The lyricist - best known for writing songs for the James Bond film franchise, including 'Thunderball', 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'The Man...

Winner In Talks For Death Wish: The Musical

Veteran director MICHAEL WINNER is in talks to turn his 1974 vigilante classic DEATH WISH into a stage musical. The 68-year-old film-maker is hoping he can persuade lyricist DON BLACK, who won an OSCAR...

Don Black Accused By Jacko's Dad Of Improper Behaviour

Veteran lyricist DON BLACK was once wrongly accused of having an improper relationship with MICHAEL JACKSON - by the troubled star's dad JOE. The PHANTOM OF THE OPERA scribe claims that in the Seventies...

Lyricist Black Slams Popular Stage Star

OSCAR-winning lyricist DON BLACK has slammed veteran musical star MICHAEL CRAWFORD - labelling him a "monster". Black - who has written words for a series of musicals including SUNSET BOULEVARD, ASPECTS OF LOVE and...

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