Tony Macaulay’s songs have sold more than fifty-two million records/CDs worldwide. Thirty-eight of his songs have made the Top Twenty in the UK – eight made Number One. Sixteen of his songs have been hits in the USA – three making the Number One spot in the single charts there. His songs have featured in four chart-topping movies. His new musical – Sherlock in Love – set to open in Florida on September 25th, 2015, is Tony’s tenth major theatre presentation in the USA.
In 1970, Tony became the first-ever ‘Songwriter of the Year’ – an award bestowed annually, ever since, by the British Academy (BASCA). He won the award again, seven years later – beating the BeeGees in the year they had five singles in the Top Five in the USA. In all, Tony has won nine British Academy Awards. In 2007, Tony became the first-ever non-American recipient of the coveted Edwin Forrest Award for ‘outstanding services to theater’.
Macaulay’s best-known songs include such classics as ‘Baby, Now That I’ve Found You’, ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’, ‘Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes’, ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’, ‘Last Night I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All’, ‘Smile A Little Smile for Me’, ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’, ‘Kissing In The Back Row of The Movies’, ‘Number In My Little Red Book’, ‘Let The Heartaches Begin’, ‘Silver Lady’, ‘Sorry Suzanne’, ‘If I Get Home On Christmas Day’, ‘That Same Old Feeling’, ‘Something Here In My Heart’ and ‘Home Lovin Man’.
He has written songs for Elvis Presley, Gladys Knight, Sonny and Cher, Donna Summer, Tom Jones, Olivia Newton John, Englebert Humperdink, The New Seekers, The Fifth Dimension, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, The Foundations, David Soul, The Temptations, The Drifters, Andy Williams, The Hollies, Glen Campbell, James Ingram and Alison Krause. Tony’s co-writers include, amongst others, Sir Elton John and Sir Tim Rice.