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Paul Williams (songwriter)

Дата рождения: 19. Сентябрь 1940

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Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for writing popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s, including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Out in the Country," Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World," David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart" and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays." Williams is also known for his musical contributions to films, including the Academy Award-nominated song "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, and penning the lyrics to the #1 chart-topping song "Evergreen," the love theme from the Barbra Streisand vehicle A Star Is Born, for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. He wrote the lyrics to the opening theme for the television show The Love Boat, with music previously composed by Charles Fox, which was originally sung by Jack Jones and, later, by Dionne Warwick.Williams had a variety of high-profile acting roles, such as "Little Enos Burdette" in the action-comedy Smokey and the Bandit and the villainous Swan in Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise , which Williams also co-scored, receiving an Oscar nomination in the process.

Цитаты Paul Williams (songwriter)

„I think the trick for any songwriter is authenticity. For the young songwriter coming up who is connected to his generation, as I was connected to mine, write honestly about what's going on in the center of your life.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: I think the trick for any songwriter is authenticity. For the young songwriter coming up who is connected to his generation, as I was connected to mine, write honestly about what's going on in the center of your life. You know, when "We've Only Just Begun" was a Number 1 record, I think the Number 1 album in the country was "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." So it was as far away from what was happening in the music scene as you can get. And yet it was a hit. I think it was a hit because of, obviously, Karen's amazing vocal, but I think that any time we write authentically and honestly about what's going on in the center of our chest, because people are so much alike, there's a big a chance that it's going on in the center of your chest, too.

„I think that any time we write authentically and honestly about what's going on in the center of our chest, because people are so much alike, there's a big a chance that it's going on in the center of your chest, too.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: I think the trick for any songwriter is authenticity. For the young songwriter coming up who is connected to his generation, as I was connected to mine, write honestly about what's going on in the center of your life. You know, when "We've Only Just Begun" was a Number 1 record, I think the Number 1 album in the country was "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." So it was as far away from what was happening in the music scene as you can get. And yet it was a hit. I think it was a hit because of, obviously, Karen's amazing vocal, but I think that any time we write authentically and honestly about what's going on in the center of our chest, because people are so much alike, there's a big a chance that it's going on in the center of your chest, too.

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„I love the fact that some of the songs continue to survive, but I think that there's a window of opportunity for a time when you really, really relate to your generation. And I think a lot of us pass through that as songwriters.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Relating to the specifics of relationships, and writing love songs, I tapped into something that seemed to work for my generation. I love the fact that some of the songs continue to survive, but I think that there's a window of opportunity for a time when you really, really relate to your generation. And I think a lot of us pass through that as songwriters.

„Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what's on the other side?“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what's on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, And rainbows have nothing to hide. So we've been told and some choose to believe it I know they're wrong, wait and see. Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me. "Rainbow Connection" (1979) (co-written with Kenneth Ascher) - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFLZ-MzIhM The Muppet Movie opening] - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRvhRhWWE44 The Muppet Show performance] by ‪Debbie Harry & Kermit the Frog‬ - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deebKNI-dTE Video performance] by Willie Nelson.

„The best part of being a songwriter — beyond being able to make a living at it — is what I call the "heart payment" of a song.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: The best part of being a songwriter — beyond being able to make a living at it — is what I call the "heart payment" of a song. That's when somebody comes up after a concert and says, "My mom was a single mom, and 'You And Me Against The World' was a really important song to us." Or "We got married to 'We've Only Just Begun'" or 'Evergreen.' Or "'I Won't Last A Day Without You' got me through some hard times.'" That's heart payment for a songwriter.

„Our paths have crossed and parted,
This love affair was started
Long, long ago.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Our paths have crossed and parted, This love affair was started Long, long ago. This love survives the ages In its story lives are pages Fill them up, may ours turn slow. "Old Souls"

„Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what's on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, And rainbows have nothing to hide. So we've been told and some choose to believe it I know they're wrong, wait and see. Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me. "Rainbow Connection" (1979) (co-written with Kenneth Ascher) - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFLZ-MzIhM The Muppet Movie opening] - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRvhRhWWE44 The Muppet Show performance] by ‪Debbie Harry & Kermit the Frog‬ - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deebKNI-dTE Video performance] by Willie Nelson.

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„We've only just begun to live,
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
"We've Only Just Begun" (1970; co-written with Roger Nichols) - [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2410 Full lyrics at Songfacts.com].

„Our love is an old love, baby.
It's older than all our years.“

— Paul Williams (songwriter)
Context: Our love is an old love, baby. It's older than all our years. I have seen in strange young eyes Familiar tears. "Old Souls" - Jessica Harper (Phoenix), [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wegZ1OTzjkY&feature=related performing the song in the film], at [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3E0vRGKad0 Phantompalooza2] - [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRllIuC-9AA shorter clip of the Phantompalooza, but better quality]

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