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Don Black Showcased In Star-Studded DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER BBC Concert Tonight

A star-studded concert featuring many of the most familiar faces from the West End stage are on hand for a spectacular new special spotlighting famed lyricist Don Black titled DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: THE Don Black STORY.

Airing on BBC4 in the UK this weekend, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: THE Don Black STORY highlights the man behind the lyrics for many iconic Hollywood, Broadway and West End songs such as a handful of James Bond tunes and the lyrics for multiple Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, including the Tony Award-winning SUNSET BOULEVARD and their current West End collaboration, STEPHEN WARD.

The official description of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: THE Don Black STORY is as follows: "Don Black, the lyricist behind a huge collection of popular hit songs including Diamonds are Forever, Born Free, Ben and Love Changes Everything, shares some fascinating insights into his life's work with Michael Grade, in between live performances of his songs by Brian May, Eliza Doolittle, Frances Ruffelle, Gary Wilmot, Gregory Porter, Katie Melua, Kerry Ellis, Laura Wright, Marc Almond, Maria Friedman, Marti Webb, Michael Ball, Only Men Aloud and Richard Stilgoe. Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London."

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: THE Don Black STORY airs tonight on BBC4.

More information on DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: THE Don Black STORY is available at the official site here.

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