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Paul Williams

voc, *1940 GB, Omaha, Nebraska
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Rock
A.k.a. Paul William Yarlett

Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. (born September 19, 1940) is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is perhaps best known for popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s including Three Dog Night's version of "An Old Fashioned Love Song", Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World", David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart", and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays", as well as his contributions to films, such as writing the lyrics to the #1 chart-topping "Evergreen", the love theme from A Star Is Born, starring Barbra Streisand, for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year and an Academy Award for Best Original Song; and "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie. He also wrote the lyrics to the opening theme for The Love Boat, with music p

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Bass
  • Congas
  • Piano
Genres
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Touch (feat. Paul Williams) on Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
I Won't Last A Day Without You on Life Goes On by Paul Williams
Touch (2021 Epilogue) [feat. Paul Williams] on Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
You Give A Little Love - From "Bugsy Malone" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Bugsy Malone by Paul Williams
Fat Sam's Grand Slam - From "Bugsy Malone" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Bugsy Malone by Paul Williams
Bad Guys - From "Bugsy Malone" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Bugsy Malone by Paul Williams
So You Wanna Be A Boxer - From "Bugsy Malone" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Bugsy Malone by Paul Williams
An Old Fashioned Love Song on Just An Old Fashioned Love Song by Paul Williams
Touch (Drumless Edition) (feat. Paul Williams) on Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
My Name Is Tallulah - From "Bugsy Malone" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Bugsy Malone by Paul Williams

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Smokestacks, Broom Dusters & Hoochie Coochie MenMicky Moody And Paul Williams2002Album
The Many Faces Of LovePaul Williams With Zoot Money's Big Roll Band1965Single
Gin House / Rocking ChairPaul Williams And The Big Roll Band1964Single
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