Andrew Lloyd Webber's Life and Work

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Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948. He composed many musicals throughout his lifetime including; “Evita”, “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Cats”. Webber grew up in South Kensington to parents William who was a professional in theory and composition at the Royal College of Music in England and Jean who was a singer and a violinist in the same school. By age three Webber was playing the violin. Then by age six he composed his own songs. Then by age nine he had a piece of music published in the magazine, “Music Teacher.” Thanks to Webber’s Aunt Vi who got him into theatre. She took him to many big production shows like “My Fair Lady.” Vi and Weber also have seen many films together too. “Gigi” and “South Pacific” are some just to name. When Webber was examining schools, he got a letter from Tim Rice, his soon to be partner. Webber was age 17 and Rice at age 21 started to cooperate on their first musical, “The likes of Us.” This musical however, was never preformed. After they have done a few of unsuccessful songs together, they almost called it quits until they got a phone ...

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