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Hardly would be there any folk and pop lover who isn't familiar with the Oscar and Golden Globe award winning composer and lyricist Paul Williams who everlasting tunes and songs written in 70s like “Rainy Days and Mondays” and “Fill Your Heart” sung by David Bowie are cherished even today. Aged 73, Williams is often found performing to benefit organizations like Hope Manor. With Paul Williams – Musician tickets in your hand, he can be caught live as he reaches your city for an evening to tickle the good old days when The Carpenters and David Bowie were the bands who ruled the music scene. Williams with his multi-faceted career is a beloved music creator who will also be joining the Grammy Foundation Legacy concert in early 2014.
Born and bred in Omaha, Paul Williams is one of the most successful musicians of his time. An actor, composer, director and singer-songwriter, Williams' versatile personality and numerous talents has earned him fame in all the career lines he opted for. He has appeared in many notable films, wrote songs for distinguished artists and theatre productions and numerous television shows. Sober since past 23 years, he is an active recovery advocate who is intent on changing the lives of the people by the way of recovery and he funds such organizations by donating money from his live shows.
Williams started his music career in 60s and was a part of the rock group “The Holy Mackerel.” Though short-lived, the group produced a number of successful and enduring pop hits of 70s for popular bands like Three Dog Night, Helen Reddy and The Carpenters. These included “Out in the Country,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” “You and Me against the World,” “We've Only Just Begun” and “I Won't Last A Day Without You.” In 1969, his song “Someday Man” was sung by The Monkees whom he auditioned for but wasn't selected. In collaboration with Kenneth Ascher, Williams have written many popular children songs like “Rainbow Connection” which was featured in The Muppet Movie.
Throughout 60s, the major musicians whom he wrote for included Tiny Tim (Fill Your Heart), Mort Sahl, Barbra Streisand (A Star is Born and Evergreen). With lyrics by Williams and melody by Streisand, “Evergreen” featured in A Star is Born garnered him the Academy Award for being the Best Song of the Year. He also wrote songs for a number of films. In Phantom of the Paradise and Bugsy Malone, he not only gave music but also acted. He also wrote “You Are So Nice To Be Around” for Cinderella Liberty. His music in Phantom of the Paradise and Cinderella Liberty won him two Oscar nominations. With songs sung by both country and pop artists, Williams is also an inductee of Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Recently, Williams collaborated with Scissor Sisters on “Ta-Dah,” their second studio album which was released in 2006. Years later, he gave lyrics for “Glow,” an album by Richard Barone in 2010 and most recently, in 2012, he wrote a couple of songs like “Random Access Memories,” “Beyond” and “Touch” for the electronic sensation, Daft Punk. Among his other notable songs as a contributor as well as performer include “Where the River Meets Sea,” “You're Gone,” “Flying Dreams,” “Waking Up Alone,” “Still Alive,” “Moonlight Becomes You,” “Someday Man” and many more.
Though predominately known widely for his music, Williams has also made the best out of his career as an actor and appeared in a number of films and television shows thorough his career spanning more than forty years. Among his famous films and TV shows include “The Loved One,” “The Muppet Movie,” “A Million to Juan,” “the Rules of Attraction,” “Valentine's Day,” “The Gong Show,” “It Takes Two,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and many other. Because of the connection and relate ability factor, Williams' songwriting is popular even with modern artists. With song written for musical icons like Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, he is a legendary songwriter-singer who can be caught live on stage by getting the Paul Williams – Musician tickets in advance.