Artist Info

Tim Rice

Famed for his enormously successful collaboration with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyricist Tim Rice was born November 10, 1944, in Buckinghamshire, England. After fronting the little-known pop combo the Aardvarks during the early '60s, he worked at a law firm before first teaming with Lloyd Webber in 1965 to author the musical The Likes of Us; the show never reached the stage, however, and the two went their separate ways, with Rice accepting a position with EMI Records. He reunited with Lloyd Webber in 1968 for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a pop musical inspired by the Biblical character Joseph; the original production, lasting just 20 minutes, was first mounted at London's Colet Court School, and subsequent expanded performances at Westminster's Central Hall and St. Paul's Cathedral led to a Decca cast recording issued in early 1969.

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