The life and good times of one of the world’s favourite songwriters. If you’ve ever hummed a popular film or stage song from the mid-1950s on, the chances are you’ve been humming one of Leslie Bricusse’s. The man behind songs such as Talk to the Animals, Goldfinger, Feeling Good and Pure Imagination has been celebrated throughout the music industry. The result is a string of awards to his name, including a Grammy, a couple of Oscars (as well as ten nominations) and eight Ivor Novellos. Bricusse’s story of talent, determination and a little bit of luck will take you on a fascinating journey from humble beginnings through this hardest of businesses to dizzying heights. Over the years, Bricusse has collaborated with a dazzling array of stage and screen stars, including Rex Harrison, Peter O’Toole, Albert Finney, Richard Attenborough, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Julie Andrews, Roger Moore, Liza Minelli and Peter Sellers, and of course his sensational songwriting partnerships with Anthony Newley as well as with composers Henry Mancini, John Williams and John Barry.
“Candid and hilarious, you’ll devour Leslie Bricusse’s autobiography in one delicious sitting. His recall is amazing and I can vouch for the authenticity.” Joan Collins
“His catalogue of songs is enormous - his achievements endless.” Elton John
“The book made me laugh aloud so many times. I’m in awe that you have pulled off such a monumental feat.” Julie Andrews