Michael Julien

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Michael Julien (aka Peter Warne) is a British songwriter, who is the co-writer of a number of hit songs. These include:

He wrote the title and lyrics of a US hit, "Let's Live for Today", recorded by The Grass Roots in 1967.[4] It was originally recorded a year earlier by The Rokes. This song was voted by troops in the Vietnam war as their favourite song, and is now a pop standard in the US.[5]

Julien also penned the English lyrics for the song, "She Gives Me Love (La, La, La)".[6] It was Spain's winning entry of the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest.[7] In 1969, Jackie Lee recorded his co-written song, "Love Is A Gamble" (Peter Warne).[8] Julien wrote songs for many other singers, including Norman Wisdom and David Hughes ("Teach Me (How to Love Him)").[9]

He also composed songs for films, including Jazz Boat.[10][11] In more recent years, he has composed many other songs that have been recorded by American artists.

Julien has been presented with an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shirley Bassey - As I Love You (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Cliff Richard / Cliff Richard and The Shadows* - Constantly / True, True Lovin' (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Lulu - Boom Bang-A-Bang (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  4. ^ Shapiro, Nat (ed.) (1973) Popular Music: An Annotated Index of American Popular Songs, Adrian Press, p. 162
  5. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Let's Live for Today - The Grass Roots : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  6. ^ "She Gives Me Love (La, La, La) - Jerry Vale : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  7. ^ "Massiel - La, La, La (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  8. ^ "Jackie Lee (2) - Love Is A Gamble (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1969-10-01. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  9. ^ "David Hughes (11) - Teach Me (How To Love Him) (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  10. ^ Stubblebine, Donald J. (1997) British Cinema Sheet Music: a comprehensive listing of film music published in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, 1916 through 1994, McFarland & Co., ISBN 978-0786403134, p. 68
  11. ^ "Michael Julien Filmography". Fandango.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 

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