John Turner

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Real name
James Phillips
July 7, 1932
United Kingdom
Lyricist who also ran the Peter Maurice Music Co. Ltd, whose most important lyricist was Geoffrey Parsons. The company specialized in adapting songs originally in foreign languages into the English language. He would usually assign a song to Parsons and when the latter was finished, suggest some changes. The credits for the English lyrics would then be given as "John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons".


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Songs written by John Turner

Original songs

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner Auf Wiederseh'n ! Covered by (5 artists)
Autumn Concerto Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner, Paul Siegel Concerto d'autunno Covered by (3 artists)
Believe in Me Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner Sur ma vie Alan Kent Covered by (2 artists)
Chee Chee-Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird) Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner Ci-ciu-ci (cantava un usignol) Covered by (6 artists)
Eternally Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner The Terry Theme from Limelight Dinah Shore with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra Covered by (17 artists)
Little Serenade Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner Piccolissima serenata Tony Brent Covered by The Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
Mama Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner Mamma Malcolm Vaughan with Orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell Covered by (4 artists)
Oh My Papa Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner O mein Papa Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus Covered by (12 artists)
Rose, Rose, I Love You (May Kway, Oh May Kway) John Turner 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你 {Méigui méigui wǒ ài nǐ} Petula Clark with Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra
Smile Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner Smile Petula Clark Covered by (319 artists)
The Bandit John Turner, Michael Carr O Cangaceiro Johnston Brothers Covered by (3 artists)
The Little Shoemaker Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner Le petit cordonnier Petula Clark with the Malcolm Lockyer Orchestra Covered by (7 artists)
With Your Love Geoffrey Parsons [GB], John Turner Mes mains Petula Clark with Orchestra directed by Tony Osborne Covered by Malcolm Vaughan with The Peter Knight Singers and Orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell