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Encyclopedia > Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart (1930-1999) was a British composer of songs musicals, best known for Oliver! 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ...


Bart was born Lionel Begleiter in London to Galician Jews, and grew up in Stepney. He later changed his name to Bart after St Bartholomew's Hospital (Bart's). His musical talent was recognized by teachers from a young age, but he was indisciplined, and attempts to teach him the violin were unsuccessful. He never learned to read or write musical notation; this did not stop him from becoming a highly significant personality in the development of British rock and pop music. The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Stepney is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... The main entrance at Barts. ... The violin is a stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... Music notation is a system of writing for music. ...


He first gained widespread recognition through his songwriting, which includes the hits Livin' Doll (written for Cliff Richard and Rock with the Cavemen (for Tommy Steele). In 1957, he won three Ivor Novello awards, a further four in 1958, and two in 1960. Dressed For The Occasion, Cliff Richard Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, India, on October 14, 1940) is the stage name of one of UKs most popular singers. ... Tommy Steele (born December 17th, 1936) is a British entertainer. ... Ivor Novello David Ivor Davies (January 15, 1893 – March 6, 1951), better known as Ivor Novello, was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century. ...


His first musical was the 1959 Lock Up Your Daughters, based on an 18th century play by Henry Fielding. Following that, Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, was notable for encouraging the use of authentic Cockney accents on the London stage. Oliver! (1960), based on Dickens' Oliver Twist was a huge hit from the very beginning, and has sustained its popularity to the present day. 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lock Up Your Daughters is a 1969 musical by Lionel Bart. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Henry Fielding (April 22, 1707 – October 8, 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. ... Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... Charles Dickens used his rich imagination, sense of humour and detailed memories, particularly of his childhood, to enliven his fiction. ... Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens, probably one of the best-known of all his works, along with A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations. ...


Bart's next two musicals, Blitz! (1962) and Maggie May (1964), had respectable West End runs; but Twang! (1965) was a notorious flop and La Strada (1969), which opened in New York, closed after only a few performances. Bart used his personal finances to try to rescue them, selling his rights to others of his works, including Oliver, in order to generate capital. Unsuccessful, he turned to drink, and a twenty-year period of depression ensued, from which he ultimately recovered. Blitz! is a musical by Lionel Bart. ... Maggie May, a musical, opened at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on 22 September 1964 and played for 501 performances. ...


External links

  • Lionel Bart at the Internet Broadway Database

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