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LESLIE BRICUSSE (COMPOSER)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2008-05-01
Lyrics to the title songs for GOLDFINGER 1964 and YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE 1967

The first time I met the great Leslie Bricusse was in April 2008 at Pinewood Studios outside London during an event, Goldfinger Reunion, organised by Bondstars. Having previously met his son through mutual friends in London in 2006, it was lovely to finally meet his father.

During an interview on stage, Leslie spoke about the famous Goldfinger (1964) title song including many other of his collaborations with John Barry. Something worth knowing is the fact that he penned lyrics for a possible title song for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

About Leslie Bricusse:
The double Oscar and Grammy Award winner Leslie Bricusse is a writer, composer and lyricist who has written books, music and lyrics for more than 40 musical films and plays during his career, and continues to enjoy fruitful collaborations with many of the greatest musical artists and composers of our time.

Visit Leslie Bricusse official website for more information about a real legend within the music industry.

Other James Bond music talent featured on FSWL:
>David Arnold (composer)
>Don Black (lyricist)
>George Martin (composer)
>John Barry (composer)
>Madonna (artist)
>Marvin Hamlisch (composer)
>Monty Norman (composer)
>Nic Raine (conductor)
>Nicholas Dodd (conductor)
>Paul McCartney (composer)
>Shirley Bassey (artist)

Photo above:
Lyricist Leslie Bricusse with his wife Yvonne Romain after the event. Copyright 2008 Mark Mawston

Text written and published by Anders Frejdh in May 2008.
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