Francis Lai

Genres: Action & Adventure Drama Pop / Rock Soundtracks Westerns
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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

26 April 1932, Nice, France. A composer and conductor for films from the early 60s. After scoring Circle Of Love, Roger Vadim’s re-make of Ophuls’ classic La Ronde, starring Jane Fonda, Lai won an Academy Award for his music to director Claud Lelouch’s classic love story A Man And A Woman (1966). He also scored Lelouch’s follow-up, Live For Life, before going on to something lighter with the comedy-drama, I’ll Never Forget What’s ’Is Name; followed by others in the late 60s such as Three Into Two Won’t Go, Mayerling and Hannibal Brooks. In 1970, Lai won his second Oscar for Love Story, one of the most popular movies of the decade. The soundtrack album stayed at number 2 in the US album chart for six weeks, and the film’s theme, ‘Where Do I Begin’ (lyric by Carl Sigman), was a singles hit in the USA for Andy Williams, Henry Mancini and Lai himself; and in the UK for Williams and Shirley Bassey. In the same year,...

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