Clay Aiken – A Perfect Way To Start A Beautiful Concert

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

~ Victor Hugo


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.

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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.

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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.

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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


By the way!!! Get out your pencil and calendar. Rumor says that Clay and Ruben will be on TV next week. It was posted that Clay and Ruben will be on the Tamron Hall Show. It was posted that they would be Guests on Monday, February 6th. I wish I had more info, but be sure and look it up. Tamron, Clay and Ruben taped the show in New York.

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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Perfect Way To Start A Beautiful Concert

  1. Saw this concert show in Cleveland and “Where Do I Begin” is a beautiful song. Clay always makes beautiful songs even more beautiful – we had seats in the third row ( isle seats) and it was lovely to watch Clay so close. My daughter had a M&G and we were all excited! So many memories! Thank you for all of the back-ground information – it is always interesting! Will be waiting to see Clay on Monday!

  2. Thank you for the info, pictures and the video. This song is beautiful. Clay knows how to sing and makes the song better. I was there to see Clay on this tour. This is one of my favorite songs that Clay sings. The pictures are beautiful. I like the video. I will need to check when the Tamron Hall is on in my area on Monday. Thank you CANN.

  3. I also saw Clay in this concert in Cleveland. Looking forward to seeing him on Tamron Hall’s show. I’ll have to check the listings to find it. Thanks for the info.
    Love all the pictures of Clay.

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