Paul Williams (USA)

Songwriter and screen composer Paul Williams' works have been performed by diverse musical icons such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and David Bowie, just to name a few.

Together with songwriter, Kenneth Ascher, Williams wrote the popular children's favorite "The Rainbow Connection", sung by Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie. Most recently, he collaborated with Scissor Sisters on their second album, Ta-Dah. He has also worked on the music of a number of films and television themes, including writing and singing on Bugsy Malone and the theme for the Love Boat; as well as composing for the musical Happy Days.

Williams is responsible for a number of enduring pop hits from the 1970s, including "(Just an) Old Fashioned Love Song", a U.S. top-ten hit for the band Three Dog Night in late 1971, and a number of Carpenters hits, most notably "We've Only Just Begun". Paul Williams has won one Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and several Golden Globes.

Paul Williams

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