Tag Archives: Don Black

BMI London Awards honour Tim Rice

By Ray Bennett Oscar-, Tony- and Grammy-winning lyricist Tim Rice was named a BMI Icon at the BMI London Awards on Oct. 13 with Don Black, Ray Davies, and Van Morrison (pictured above) among the guests.

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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 Yared wins top prizes at 2004 World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GHENT, Belgium – “Cold Mountain” composer Gabriel Yared (pictured) was the big winner in the 2004 World Soundtrack Awards. He picked up prizes for composer of the year and best soundtrack during ceremonies Saturday night at the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: John Barry and Don Black’s ‘Brighton Rock’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black have laboured long and hard to make a musical out of Graham Greene’s 1938 crime novel “Brighton Rock,” but the challenge has turned out to be beyond them. … Continue reading

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