Tony Martin Obituary pictures from Lebrecht Music & Arts
Don Meyer, who has died aged 93, co-wrote ‘For Heaven’s Sake’ for Billie Holiday’s last album, Lady in Satin, as well as hundreds more songs.
During the War, he was a member of the First Army Motion Picture Unit, under the command of Ronald Reagan. He was also part of of Elbie Lebrecht’s family in America. The funeral is in Hollywood this afternoon.
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This exciting event took place during the first weekend of June and our photographers managed to capture the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Drums, Veronica Falls, Baxter Dury, Beirut, Kings Of Convenience, Yann Tiersen, Justice, The Rapture, The XX, Marianne Faithfull, the legendary The Cure, and Brit Awards winner Laura Marling among many others.
Matilda the Musical won a record seven Olivier awards at the ceremony in London, UK. The Royal Shakespeare Company production was based on Roald Dahl’s novel for children written in 1988. The musical was nominated in ten categories. These included best new musical best actress in a musical (all four Matildas), best actor in a musical went to Bertie Carvel for his portrayal of Agatha Trunchball, a former hammer throw champion and headteacher of Crunchem Hall, best sound design to Simon Baker, and best director to Matthew Warchus.
The best actor award went jointly to National Theatre production of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. They alternated as the scientist and the monster.
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Vera Lynn , the much loved English singer who was known as ‘The Forces Sweetheart’ during World War II, is 95 years old today. One of her most famous songs during WWI was ‘We’ll Meet again’.
And here she sings this famous love song: