Clay Aiken – A Perfect Way To Start A Beautiful Concert

The Supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
~ Victor Hugo

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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: 

The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme. 

The lyrics were added after the theme music became popular.

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

 

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Comments

  1. This was a great Tour and the music truly beautiful! We saw the concert in Cleveland and had 3rd row seats – so exciting and my daughter had a M&G ! It was a memorable day for me and my 2 daughters that attended the concert with me!! Won't ever forget this one!

  2. Thank you so much, Clay's performance of this song makes my teary-eye and so proud to be a claymate!

  3. Thank you for the video. The song is beautiful. This is the only time I saw Clay live. The only concert I saw. I will always remember February 2011. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

  4. I saw this concert in Cleveland and loved every minute of Clay on stage. SueReu is such a talented person to put all this video together for us. Thank you.

  5. thanks very much for the video the song is very beautufull I remember andy willams he sang this song also

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