Francis Lai

Francis Lai

Francis LaiFrancis Lai (born April 26, 1932 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France) is a composer noted for his film scores.

While in his twenties, Francis Lai left home and went to Paris where he became part of the lively Montmartre music scene. In 1965 he met filmmaker Claude Lelouch and was hired to help write the score for the film, Un homme et une femme (A Man and A Woman). Released in 1966, the film was a major international success, earning a number of Academy Awards, and for the young Francis Lai, a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Original Score". This initial success brought more opportunities to work for the film industry both in his native France as well as in Great Britain and the United States. In 1969, he wrote the score for director René Clément's film, Rider On The Rain (Le Passager de la Pluie).

In 1970 Francis Lai won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for the film Love Story. In the United States, the soundtrack album went to No. 2 in the Billboard album charts and the film's theme, "Where Do I Begin" was a hit single with lyrics by Carl Sigman for traditional pop singer Andy Williams. The song would also be recorded successfully by Lai himself with a full orchestra and by Henry Mancini and Shirley Bassey. Francis Lai also wrote the music for the 1978 Love Story sequel titled Oliver's Story.

Lai has also had success with music written for softcore erotic films like Emmanuelle 2 (1975) and Bilitis (1977).

His composition Aujourd'hui C'est Toi is probably best known in the UK as the theme music for the long-running BBC television current affairs documentary series Panorama.

In a career spanning forty years, Francis Lai has also written music for television programs and alone or in collaboration with others has composed music for more than one hundred films and has personally written more than six hundred songs.

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love story mahtab1 (22)
2907d ago
2 Guitar, Violin Other
Love Story-Where do I Begin beatris (4)
3068d ago
3 Piano Transcription
love story marijaar (2)
3094d ago
4 Piano Other
love story 3dknight (18)
3154d ago
1 Saxophone Original
love story rotisam (1)
3184d ago
3 Piano Transcription
love story spiricle (1)
3187d ago
3 Piano Transcription
Love Story Theme Singinsarahb (4)
3187d ago
4 Piano Original
13 jours en france loubert (13)
3195d ago
3 Piano Transcription
(Where Do I Begin) Love Story sbulat (26)
3203d ago
3 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Original
Theme from Love story Denmas (5)
3206d ago
4 Piano Original
love story ladybirdgrace (4)
3208d ago
4 Piano Other
Un homme et une femme gromit (20)
3209d ago
8 Vocal Transcription
Love Story Theme srb099 (1)
3216d ago
5 Piano Other
(L'Amour Est Bien) Plus Fort Que Nous Ville1970 (53)
3225d ago
2 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Transcription
love story HuiQi (6)
3229d ago
3 Piano Other
love story rambo13 (2)
3266d ago
3 Piano Transcription
love story starsdream (3)
3270d ago
2 Guitar Other
love story parejae (1)
3273d ago
4 Piano Other
history of love borandon (7)
3276d ago
4 Piano Other
love story noev229 (1)
3281d ago
4 Piano Original