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Don Black

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Birthday
21, 1938
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
England

About

Wrote lyrics for such musical artists as John Barry, Michael Jackson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marvin Hamlisch, and many others.

Before Fame

He briefly worked as a stand-up comedian, song-plugger, and office boy.

Trivia

He wrote the lyrics for many James Bond film themes, including Thunderball from 1965, Diamonds Are Forever, Tomorrow Never Dies, and several others, usually collaborating with David Arnold along the way. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.

Family Life

He was married to Shirley Black for more than five decades.

Associated With

He created lyrics for Indian composer A.R. Rahman's 2002 Bombay Dreams musical.