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Gilbert & Sullivan. Rodgers & Hammerstein. Lerner & Loewe. Lennon & McCartney. Why is the lyricist always billed before the composer?

Posted - October 18

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  • 42825
    They sound better. Just coincidence. How about Simon and Garfunkel?
      October 19, 2022 6:55 AM MDT
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  • 15499
    I don't know if Art actually wrote anything, he was just a singer. Paul Simon didn't just write stuff for himself and his sidekick, either. He did Red Rubber Ball for the Seekers, and teamed with Seekers multi-instrumentalist Bruce Woodley to write the pretty but depressing I Wish You Could Be Here.



      October 19, 2022 7:02 AM MDT
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  • 30139
    Most of those are also alphabetical.

    But normally people remember the singer  on most groups. And the singer is the hardest to replace as well.  Most do not do it successfully.  I can think of AC/DC and Van Halen. 
      October 21, 2022 5:58 AM MDT
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