Hitmakers: Don Black reveals the secrets behind Michael Jackson's hit Ben

George Garner

I was living in Los Angeles at the time and I had spent a year there with my family when a guy called Walter Scharf, a great Hollywood composer who scored a lot of Elvis Presley pictures, came to me. I was very friendly with him and he said, ‘I have this film called Ben and we need a song on it.’ Walter played me the melody and it was beautiful so I asked him what the film was all ...

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