Francis Lai was born on April 26, 1932, and died on November 7, 2018.
He was a French composer, noted for his film scores.
While in his twenties, Lai left home and went to Paris, where he turned out to be a piece of the energetic Montmartre music scene.
In 1965 he met movie producer Claude Lelouch and was procured to help compose the score for the film A Man and a Woman.
Discharged in 1966, the film was a noteworthy worldwide achievement, winning various Academy Awards.
The youthful Lai got a Golden Globe Award assignment for “Best Original Score”.
This underlying achievement conveyed more chances to work for the film business both in his local France, where he kept on working with Lelouch on scores to movies, for example, Vivre pour vivre (1967), Un homme qui me plaît (1969), Le voyou (1970) and La bonne année (1973), and in addition in Great Britain and the United States.
Lai is known for his help of Mireille Mathieu in numerous creations and accounts.
In 1970 he composed the score for chief René Clément’s film, Rider on the Rain (“Le passager de la pluie“).
It sold more than one million duplicates and was granted a gold plate in September 1971.
In 1970 Lai won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for the film Love Story.
In the United States, the soundtrack collection went to No. 2 in the Billboard collection graphs and the film’s topic, “Where Do I Begin”, was a hit single with verses via Carl Sigman for conventional pop artist Andy Williams.
The tune would likewise be recorded effectively by Lai himself, with a full symphony, and by Henry Mancini and Shirley Bassey.
Lai’s “Romantic tale” topic was heard in the 1978 Love Story continuation titled Oliver’s Story, in spite of the fact that the principle score was created by Lee Holdridge.
His motion picture scores incorporate movies as various as Mayerling, Three into Two Won’t Go, International Velvet, Édith et Marcel, and Michael Winner movies, for example, I’ll Never Forget What’s’is a name and Hannibal Brooks.
He has additionally had accomplishment with music composed for softcore sensual movies like Emmanuelle 2 (1975) and Bilitis (1977).
Lai earned high acclaim for the last film’s score and its soundtrack sold over a million duplicates all through the world.
His arrangement “Aujourd’hui C’est Toi” (Today It’s You) is likely best referred to in the UK as the signature music for the long-running BBC TV current undertakings narrative arrangement Panorama.
In a vocation traversing forty years, Lai likewise composed music for TV programs and alone or in a joint effort with others has created music for in excess of one hundred movies and has actually composed in excess of six hundred tunes.
Outstandingly, he wrote the music for the Perry Como hit “I Think of You” (verses by Rod McKuen).
Lai passed at 86 years old.