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Why Donovan said he would get me a knighthood

By Ray Bennett LONDON – When Donovan, who turns 70 today, announced in Cannes that the internet is the new Sixties, my story about it made headlines around the world. When I ran into the folk-rocker later at a BMI gathering … Continue reading

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Don Black, sitting at home writing songs

By Ray Bennett London’s leafy Green Park means many things to many people, but to lyricist Don Black it will always be the place where he wrote the hit song “Tell Me on a Sunday” to the music of Andrew … Continue reading

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Gabriel, Desplat, Arnold honoured in BMI London awards

By Ray Bennett Peter Gabriel was in a philosophical mood as he accepted the accolade of BMI Icon in London this week. The British music industry crowd gave him two standing ovations as he spoke of what the honour means … Continue reading

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Mark Hollis, Stevie Winwood win BMI London honours

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Mark Hollis’s “It’s My Life”, recorded originally by the band Talk Talk in the 1980s and a recent hit for No Doubt, was named song of the year at the Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) 2005 … Continue reading

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