Oh, What A Circus

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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With wit and candour, Tim Rice describes the gilded path that took him from cricket and comic-obsessed schoolboy to one of the world's best-known lyricists. Along the way he worked as a petrol pump attendant and articled clerk before becoming a management trainee at EMI. But it was his fateful meeting with Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1965 which was to be the turning-point in Tim's career. Immediate fortune didn't follow and it took the album of Jesus Christ Superstar to reach no.1 in the States before they were taken seriously. Covering every aspect of his life until his marriage to Jane McIntosh and the opening of the stage production of Evita, this is an engaging and fascinating autobiography.

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User Review  - kikilon - LibraryThing

very insightful and entertaining, even if mos of the book was about pop music in the 60s. I loved reading about the creation of shows. unfortunately, the part I was interested in started in the last 50 pages of the book. There needs to be a Volume 2. I think he is writing one, or something. Read full review

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User Review  - kikianika - LibraryThing

very insightful and entertaining, even if mos of the book was about pop music in the 60s. I loved reading about the creation of shows. unfortunately, the part I was interested in started in the last 50 pages of the book. There needs to be a Volume 2. I think he is writing one, or something. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Sir Tim Rice was educated at St Albans and Lancing College. His partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber produced three successful musicals (as above). Later musicals include Chess and Blondel. He has received three Oscars for his lyrics for Disney's Aladdin, The Lion King and for the song 'You Must Have Me' from Evita. He was knighted in 1994

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