Simon May

Simon May

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He won a choral scholarship for Cambridge University, where he acquired a degree in modern languages. While teaching languages at Kingston Grammar School, he co-wrote a musical named Smike with a colleague (Roger Holman). Following the publicity Smike attracted, May was contacted by the BBC, who televised the play in 1973. The show has subsequently been staged many times by youth drama groups.
While working at ATV, he was asked to compose some music for Crossroads. Stephanie De-Sykes got to number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in 1974 with the subsequent "Born with a Smile on my Face", which was used within a storyline on the show. Almost a year later, her second single, "We'll Find Our Day" (from Smike) got to #17.
Kate Robbins performed another of May's songs for Crossroads: "More than in Love," which was co-written by Barry Leng and got to number 2 in 1981. May himself performed "Summer of my Life", charting at #7 in October 1976, though his follow-up, "We'll Gather Lilacs", flopped.
He co-produced Amii Stewart's "Knock On Wood", which reached number one in the USA.
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Simon May Discography

Albums

NSPL 18423 Roger Holman, Simon May Roger Holman, Simon May - Smike(LP) Pye Records NSPL 18423 UK 1973 Sell This Version
Simon May The Summer Of My Life Pye Records Spain 1977 Sell This Version
LK/LP 6703 Simon May / Roger Holman - Ashville College Dramatic Society Simon May / Roger Holman - Ashville College Dramatic Society - Smike(LP, Tex) Look Records (3) LK/LP 6703 UK 1981 Sell This Version
JW 510 Simon May / Ian Hughes Simon May / Ian Hughes - Stringfellows(LP) JW Music Library JW 510 UK 1984 Sell This Version
BRH 20 Zoe De Souza / Ron Aspery / Simon May / Ray Russell Zoe De Souza / Ron Aspery / Simon May / Ray Russell - Good Morning America!(LP, Lib) Bruton Music BRH 20 UK 1984 Sell This Version
JW 521 Simon May / Ian Hughes Simon May / Ian Hughes - Four More Seasons(LP) JW Music Library JW 521 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Simon May & David Hewson Simon May & David Hewson - Primary Colours Josef Weinberger Limited UK 1987 Sell This Version
DWCD 0063 Simon May Situations(CD) De Wolfe Music DWCD 0063 UK 1989 Sell This Version
Simon May Trainer (Music From The BBC TV Drama Series) (Album) EMI, EMI UK 1991 Sell This Version
KPM 511 Simon May, Simon Lockyer Simon May, Simon Lockyer - Conflicting Emotions 2(CD) KPM Music KPM 511 UK 2002 Sell This Version
KPM 592 Simon May & Simon Lockyer Simon May & Simon Lockyer - Chameleon Beds(CD, Album, Lib) KPM Music KPM 592 UK 2005 Sell This Version
EDSD 2099 Simon May The Simon May Collection - Eastenders And Other Classic Themes & Songs(CD) Edsel Records EDSD 2099 UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6006 465 Simon May Sophie(7") Philips 6006 465 UK 1975 Sell This Version
6006 450 Simon May Put The Flags Out Johnnie Boy(7") Philips 6006 450 UK 1975 Sell This Version
Simon May The Summer Of My Life (Single) Pye Records Germany 1976 Sell This Version
6006 515 Simon May Never Ever Could I Leave You(7") Philips 6006 515 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45659 Simon May Closest Thing To Heaven(7", 4-P) Pye Records 7N 45659 UK 1976 Sell This Version
17 552 AT Simon May Sommer-Wein(7", Single) Pye Records 17 552 AT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
PNP 57010 Simon May The Summer Of My Life(7") Pye Records PNP 57010 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Simon May We'll Gather Lilacs / All My Loving (Medley) (Single) Pye Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
Simon May L. A. Love Affair Pye Records Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
Simon May Closest Thing To Heaven (Single) Pye Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
4.14-201-019 Simon May Closest Thing To Heaven / When You Are Beautiful / The Summer Of My Life / The Summer Of My Life(7") Pye Records 4.14-201-019 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
7N 46075 Simon May As Long As I Believe (7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 46075 UK 1978 Sell This Version
4.14-101-152 Simon May As Long As We Believe / Just Another Day With You(7", Single) Pye Records 4.14-101-152 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version