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lyricist

1. a person who writes the words for a song, opera, or musical play
2. a lyric poet
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A bevy of pop, R&B, rock, country and Americana artists are paying homage to the 50-year collaboration between Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin with not one, but two separate collections of new interpretations of more than two dozen of the team's biggest hits and many less-familiar selections.
The journalist turned to music in 1963 and over his career as a lyricist he wrote around 1,200 songs and worked with nearly all of the well-known musicians, composers and singers of his generation including Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Manos Loizos, Stavros Koujioumtzis, Mimis Plessas, Christos Nikolopoulos, Stelios Kazantzidis, Grigoris Bithikotsis, George Dalaras, Marinella and Viki Mosholiou.
Pune (Maharashtra), August 21 ( ANI ): Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is known for speaking his heart out in important matters, has again voiced out his opinion on those who try to rule people using religion as a shield.
The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries arranged alphabetically according to collaborators (orchestrators, lyricists, librettists, directors, producers); musicals (stage and screen); performers (stage and screen); published biographies; and types of songs: charm songs that endear a character to an audience ("You Couldn't Be Cuter" from the film Joy of Living, 1938); comic songs that are basically laugh-getters ("Life upon the Wicked Stage" in Show Boat); "I am" songs emphasizing the character's desires ("Where's the Mate for Me?
The veteran Malayalee lyricist said that though there have been repeat requests from music lovers for rollicking numbers at music concerts, such songs last only for some time before fading away.
The eighth edition of Spring Fever will end with lyricist and poet Gulzar's session.
Save for Tim Rice and Hal David, linked for time immemorial with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Burt Bacharach respectively, the lyricist generally cuts a somewhat shadowy figure.
The versatile actor and the notable lyricist have been selected to receive the Padma Bhushan award, one of the highest civilian awards, by the Indian government.
McCutcheon will join actor and singer Gary Wilmot in giving their interpretations to some of Black's most famous and iconic songs, marking his 50th anniversary in the business to the backdrop of an orchestra, while also taking a narrative role telling the story of one of our greatest ever lyricists.
FORMER EastEnders actress and West End star Martine McCutcheon will be the special guest for a concert series celebrating the life and work of legendary British lyricist Don Black.
I'm a big Frank Loesser fan; he often gets left off the lyricist list, though he's phenomenal at writing lyrics that sound like people speaking.
Chennai, July 19 -- Noted evergreen poet and lyricist Vli passed away at around 5 p m on Thursday at a hospital in Chennai, where he was admitted and undergoing treatment for respiratory illness.