Happy 70th birthday Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

Happy 70th birthday Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 22nd March 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Happy birthday Sir Lloyd Webber.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is 70 years old today.

Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass.

Here is a list of his shows:

Note: Music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber unless otherwise noted.

 

  1. The Likes of Us (1965)

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Not produced until 2005

 

  1. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968)

Lyrics by Tim Rice

 

  1. Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)

Lyrics by Tim Rice

 

  1. Jeeves (1975)

Lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn

Revised in 1996 as By Jeeves

 

  1. Evita (1976)

Lyrics by Tim Rice

 

  1. Tell Me on a Sunday (1979)

Lyrics by Don Black

 

  1. Cats (1981)

Lyrics based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot

Additional lyrics after Eliot by Richard Stilgoe and Trevor Nunn

 

  1. Song and Dance (1982)

Lyrics by Don Black (revised by Richard Maltby, Jr. for Broadway)

 

  1. Combination of Variations (1978) and Tell Me On A Sunday (1979)

 

  1. Starlight Express (1984)

Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe

Later revisions by Don Black and David Yazbek

Inspired by the Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends books by The Rev. W. Awdry.

 

  1. Cricket (1986)

Lyrics by Tim Rice

First performed for Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th birthday

 

  1. The Phantom of the Opera (1986)

Lyrics by Charles Hart

Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe

Based on the Gaston Leroux novel

 

  1. Aspects of Love (1989)

Lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart

Based on the David Garnett novel

 

  1. Sunset Boulevard (1993)

Book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black

Based on the Billy Wilder film (1950)

 

  1. Whistle Down the Wind (1996)

Lyrics by Jim Steinman

 

  1. The Beautiful Game (2000)

Lyrics by Ben Elton

Updated as The Boys in the Photograph (2009)

 

  1. The Woman in White (2004)

Lyrics by David Zippel

Based on the Wilkie Collins novel

 

  1. Love Never Dies (2010)

Book & Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Book by Ben Elton & Frederick Forsyth

Additional lyrics by Charles Hart

 

  1. The Wizard of Oz (2011)

Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jeremy Sams

Music by Harold Arlen

Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

Additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Additional lyrics by Tim Rice

Based on the 1939 motion picture The Wizard of Oz

Based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Stephen Ward the Musical (2013)

Book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black

 

  1. School of Rock (2015)

Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Book by Julian Fellowes

Based on the 2003 film

In 2017 he was171= on the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated worth of £740m.

That’s success!

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Light tomorrow with today.” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…memories

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

100,000 sperm and you were the fastest?

LOVE IS…

Love is…strange

TRACK OF THE DAY

Memory – Elaine Paige

Highest Chart Position: No.6 4th July 1981