Foreign Affairs
Death of author of Killing Me Softly and Happy Days signature tune

The death has been announced of Norman Gimbel, a writer of lyrics who won an Oscar and a Grammy. Gimbel died at the age of 91 at his home in California on 19 December.

Gimbel will best be remembered for the lyrics of Killing me Softly, recorded by Roberta Flack, Fugees and others. He had won a Grammy Award for this work in 1973, together with composer Charles Fox.

Other well-known works by Gimbel include lyrics for the signature tune to the TV series Happy Days and the lyrics in English for the Brazilian melody The Girl from Ipanema.

In 1984 Gimbel was inducted into the Hall of Fame for lyricists.

 

Other News
Foreign Affairs

Oscar Ramirez and his two year-old daughter met with a cruel destiny they could never have expected when they drowned as they tried to cross to the US from El…

Current Affairs

Over the last 30 years a Malta institute of one of the specialised United Nations agencies has seen the graduation of over 1,000 professionals in the maritime sector, persons who…

Foreign Affairs

This is the precise moment a new-born baby, who has since been named India, was found in a plastic bag in Georgia. It was the baby’s tiny cries which alerted…

Foreign Affairs

San Francisco has become the first American city to ban the sale of e-cigarettes. This decision was taken until the effect which they have on our health becomes clear. The…

View More