Bryan Blackburn

Real Name:
Bryan André Blackburn
Profile:
English comedy writer and lyricist (October 20, 1928 in Leicester, England - October 28, 2004).

He is known for his work on Saturday Variety (1972), The Engelbert Humperdinck Show (1969) and A Royal Gala Variety Performance (1972). He is also remembered for his double act with Peter Reeves, a voguish duo who played all the top West End venues of the period for several years. He also supplied material to many of the cabaret performers of the sixties and honed pantomime scripts to suit their particular talents. They included Danny La Rue, Ronnie Corbett, Barbara Windsor and Amanda Barrie, all of whom had previously worked with him in West End cabaret. Most of his work following this was in television. He wrote for The Two Ronnies, for Jim Davidson's series The Generation Game and Big Break and worked extensively in the United States for Bob Hope. He was also associate producer of Sunday Night at the London Palladium for several years. He also worked as a lyricist, his two greatest successes being "Love Is Blue" and the Peters & Lee hit "Welcome Home." He wrote a number of other successful songs for the duo and continued to work on various projects until the onset of his illness six months before his death.
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Albums

BBL 7489 At The Blue Angel — Bryan Blackburn Bryan Blackburn & Peter Reeves Bryan Blackburn & Peter Reeves - At The Blue Angel(LP, Album) Philips BBL 7489 UK 1961 Sell This Version
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SBBL 7555, 840 625 BY 4 To The Bar — Bryan Blackburn Ian Wallace (3), Bryan Blackburn, Peter Reeves, Rose Hill Ian Wallace (3), Bryan Blackburn, Peter Reeves, Rose Hill - 4 To The Bar(LP, Album) Philips, Philips SBBL 7555, 840 625 BY UK 1962 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PB.1171, 326482 BF Li-Chee Fair — Bryan Blackburn Bryan Blackburn And Peter Reeves Bryan Blackburn And Peter Reeves - Li-Chee Fair(7") Philips, Philips PB.1171, 326482 BF UK 1961 Sell This Version
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326534 BF We'll Not Twist Again — Bryan Blackburn Bryan Blackburn And Peter Reeves Bryan Blackburn And Peter Reeves - We'll Not Twist Again (Single) Philips 326534 BF UK 1962 Sell This Version
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7N 46005 Lou Steel (Based On Lucille) — Bryan Blackburn Bryan Blackburn Lou Steel (Based On Lucille) (Single) Pye Records 7N 46005 UK 1977 Sell This Version