Un homme et une femme – no more

The mayor of Nice has announced the death of Francis Lai, who made his breakthrough in 1966 as composer of the Claude Lelouch film A Man and a Woman.

He was 86.

Lai won an Oscar for Love Story in 1970.

He also wrote the theme music for the BBC’s Panorama programme.

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  • “Love Story” theme was a big hit here. I remember recording a cover with Peter Nero @ Columbia 30th St. studios, now long gone.

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