Saturday, 30 March 2013

Believing in our creative work

Here’s a case of creative insecurity from the music world. Unchained Melody, (music by Alex North, lyrics by Hy Zaret), is the fifth highest earning song in music history, according to a recent programme on BBC 4, The Richest Songs in the World. Presenter, Mark Radcliffe, claimed that when he wrote it, the writer wasn’t happy with the tune and threw it in a waste paper bin. Only after hearing the cleaner humming the tune did he retrieve it! I love stories like that.

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