Legendary lyricist Don Black wrote the lyrics to several James Bond songs, including tunes for Diamonds Are Forever and Tomorrow Never Dies and enjoyed the freedom of songwriting for the sexy spy.
Says Black: I have a soft spot for James Bond. Its such an iconic title, and its so exciting to work on. Since theres an added buzz with the Bond films I get to overwrite. Its great, its a school-boy thing.
And although hes a traditional tunesmith, Black still likes to boogie to more current artists like Amy Winehouse and Rufus Wainwright, and even confesses, I like that Ricky Martin song Livin la Vida Loca from a few years ago. I like anything with a great story and melody.
Black will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame on June 7th.
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