Tim Rice

Tim Rice


Sir Tim Rice is a world famous lyricist, author and radio presenter who has won numerous awards including 12 Ivor Novello awards, 4 Tonys, and 3 Oscars.

Tim first teamed up with Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1968. Together they created Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat then Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita . He has also worked as a lyricist for Disney, on The Lion King and Aladdin. Tim has written countless pop songs for artists including David Essex, Elton John, Freddie Mercury and Elvis Presley.

He was knighted in 1994 and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.

Tim was President of the MCC from October 2002-2003.


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Very sad to hear that Field Marshal Lord Bramall has died. A truly great Briton. Thank goodness he lived to dispose of the vile smears of fantasists (and their backers) that clouded his later years. Delightful photo of him scoring winning runs at Lord's 1942 in Times today.

I think it was @SirMattBourne who said the decision to excise 'I Feel Pretty' was brave. But it's like cutting 'I Could Have Danced All Night' from 'My Fair Lady'; or 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' from 'Superstar'. Not all songs are 'pacy' (or 'woke'). https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pretty-disappointed-broadway-revamp-of-west-side-story-drops-maria-s-song-6zz62wqrf

Watched Michael Portillo's train journey from Adelaide to Perth on the Indian Pacific across the Nullabor Plain. I did that trip with the late great Denis Compton in 1995. Never fly if you have time to take a train - anywhere. Especially Adelaide to Perth via Cook and Kalgoorlie.

Many thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday. It was a quiet day; I shall have a wild party to celebrate 78 r.p.m. in three years time.

No question. He is one of our greatest international stars and for being the first British Rock n roller alone deserves the honour of a K.

And even more good news in that the wonderful @jacyarrow will be back next year in @JosephMusical at the Palladium

Major controversy involving my nearest and dearest: when replacing loo roll should it be fixed so paper is pulled from behind the roll or from front? And is it true that blokes always select the former, ladies the latter? We are a hung parliament on this one.

Belated thanks to all at @ArtsTaunton who laid on a great team to sing and support my ramblings. Durham next for another worthy cause. I should turn professional.

Hear hear. Happy birthday Nick. PS Good luck Luton my childhood local team. Except against Sunderland next season.

My 2020 resolution is to get it out there asap. Maybe before the end of the year. Thanks for interest; 3 copies sold now.

Why have Apple, with no warning, changed "Trash" on my phone to "Bin"? Technology is complex enough without this major alteration. Will this spread to other devices?

I'm looking forward to this Thursday evening very much. And it's an important cause. @ArtsTaunton #Tyca Festival. Local choirs, chat and stories behind the songs. The best of Somerset with the possible exception of @Trescricket

Er - come again prof?

Especially after the cricket world cup which really should have been shared between our two fine nations