b. 1 Oct 1934, London, Britain. Writing tunes and sketches for the Four Arts Culture, his own novice theatrical group, Stephens became continuously more involved with music despite many years spent like a instructor, a printing device and employed in air flow visitors control. In 1964 he co-wrote ‘Inform Me When’ with Les Reed, that was popular for the Applejacks, and he also maintained, and created early strikes for, Donovan. Within the middle-60s, Stephens shaped the brand new Vaudeville Band, experiencing a surprise strike in america with ‘Winchester Cathedral’, a single composition, which earned several honours and was documented also by Frank Sinatra. With the 60s and beyond Stephens constructed numerous hits, generally in cooperation with different others, including Tony Macaulay, John Carter and Reed. One of the successes had been ‘The Crying Video game’ (another single composition which was documented by Dave Berry), ‘It’s Gonna BE CONSIDERED A Cool Cool Xmas’ (Dana), ‘Like Sister And Sibling’ (the Drifters), ‘It’s Like We Under no circumstances Stated Goodbye’ (Crystal Gayle), ‘There’s SOME SORT OF Hush’ (Herman’s Hermits, as well as the Carpenters), ‘Sorry Suzanne’ (the Hollies), ‘Knock, Knock Who’s There’ (which emerged second within the 1970 Eurovision Tune Competition when sung by Mary Hopkin), ‘Boy’ (Lulu), ‘You Won’t Discover Another Fool Like Me’ (the brand new Seekers), ‘Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha’ (Cliff Richard), ‘Girl Of Darkness’ (Tom Jones), ‘Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. Adam’ (Manfred Mann), ‘Sterling silver Female’ (lots 1 strike for David Spirit), and ‘Lighting Of Cincinnati’ (Scott Walker). Embracing the theater, Stephens collaborated with Don Dark on the rating for Dear Anyone (1983), and, with Reed, The Magic Castle (1984). Among honours Stephens has earned are Ivor Novello Bronze Statuettes, a Grammy, for ‘Winchester Cathedral’, a BASCA Yellow metal Badge in 1995, the Jimmy Kennedy-Ivor Novello Award for providers to United kingdom Songwriting in 2000, an ASCAP Award of Merit along with a BMI Citation of Merit, pursuing two million broadcasts of ‘Smile JUST A LITTLE Smile For Me’. Within a different setting, Stephens also constructed ‘To All My Loved Types’, for efficiency at London’s Royal Albert Hall through the annual Celebration of Remembrance.