1. Special Concert Planned For Bond Lyricist Don Black

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-04-09

    A special concert is being put together to celebrate the 70th birthday of James Bond lyricist Don Black.

    The Stage reports that the event is being planned at the London Palladium and will reportedly feature the most popular songs from his catalogue of works. Radio 2 is understood to be in talks with Black as well.

    Anne Skates, the group’s director, told The Stage: ‘The concert is set to take place in August. Don’s lyrics are fabulous–he has written so many shows. It will be a really nice event to do.’

    Black, who turns 70 on 21 June, is best known by 007 fans for his lyricist credits on Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun, Surrender, The World Is Not Enough and Only Myself To Blame.

    The exact date of the show is scheduled for Sunday, 17 August. A spokeswoman for the Really Useful Group, owner of the Palladium, confirmed a booking had been made by the BBC on that date.

    For further details on the upcoming event, visit The Stage.

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