Don BLACK

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1938-06-21
Education Cassland Rd Sch Hackney
Publications Publications subject of Wrestling with Elephants (2003)
Recreations swimming, snooker
Clubs RAC, Groucho, St James's
Style Don Black, Esq, OBE
Career lyricist; office jr New Musical Express 1955, music publisher, professional comedian, agent and mangr for Brian Epstein's NEMS co; chm Br Acad of Songwriters Composers and Authors 1986-, frequent broadcaster and chm of the Vivien Ellis prize held at the Guildhall Sch of Music; worked with well known composers incl: Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Barry, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Charles Aznavour, Quincy Jones, Jule Styne, Charles Strouse; Hon Dr of Arts City Univ 2005; Musicals incl: Tell Me on Sunday, Billy, Aspects of Love, Song and Dance, Sunset Boulevard, The Goodbye Girl, Bombay Dreams, Romeo and Juliet, Dracula, Brighton Rock, Bonnie and Clyde; Films incl: Born Free, To Sir With Love, Diamonds are Forever, Ben, The Man With The Golden Gun, Thunderball, True Grit, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough; Awards Oscar Award (for Born Free 1966), 5 Oscar nominations, Golden Globe Award, 6 Ivor Novello Awards, 4 Tony Nominations, 2 Tony Awards, numerous Platinum, Gold and Silver discs, inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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