Clay Aiken – Writing A Love Song!

Have you ever heard of the songwriting team of Francis Lai and Carl Sigman? These two talented men wrote the beautiful song, Where Do I Begin from the movie, Love Story. Both men have written many songs and are famous for beautiful movie music.

Francis Lai was born in April of 1932, in France.  This wonderful musician has written the music for more than 100 films and composed over 600 songs. He is most famous for composing the music to A Man and a Woman (1966), Love Story (1970), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007).

In 1970 Francis Lai won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best music, Original Score for the film Love Story.

Carl Sigman was a lyricist who collaborated with many composers, but is known the most for his work with Big Bands and their leaders, including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Guy Lombardo.

Some of Sigman’s best-known songs are Pennsylvania 6-5000, Ebb Tide, and Where Do I Begin.

Carl, who was born in Brooklyn in 1909, passed away in September of 2000.

During February and March of 2011, Clay Aiken traveled the US on his Tried & True Tour. He surprised the audiences by starting each concert behind the curtain, singing the theme song from Love Story – Where Do I Begin. It was a perfect way to start a beautiful concert.

Interesting fact: Today is February 26 –  on February 26, 2011, Clay was at the Capital One Bank Theater in Long Island, NY.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful YouTube of Where Do I Begin


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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Writing A Love Song!

  1. I just played this song last night on my You Tube page. Clay's performance was spectacular beyond words. At the end of the song, the audience went wild! So I played it again this morning without hesitation. Waking up to Clay, makes my day! Thanks to you, musicfan.

  2. I absolutely love his cover of Where Do I Begin, I watch the video everyday especially the one in Atlanta which is my favorite. One of his best cover yet, I wish he'll record it someday…

  3. My heart leapt when I heard Clay begin to sing this song behind the dark stage in Cleveland. The concert hall erupted when the spotlight hit Clay at the mic. This is an amazing video so well synced.

  4. Thank you Musicfan. I loved this. Saw 3 concerts in Florida, and this song just reached in and grabbed me. His one note in this song, was so powerful. It didn't go around you, it went through you. Amazing!!! I will never forget the power in his voice.

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