Christopher Lee

Red Carpet Interview

1997 Nominee – Country Western Artist of the Year – 7th annual LA Music Awards

May be referring to the famous Actor who had a small music career

Music career of Christopher Lee
“The one serious regret of my career is that I never gave singing a proper shot.”

The King And I with Valerie Masterson.

The King of Elfland’s Daughter was “one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever been associated with.” Narrated and sang the King.

The Soldier’s Tale, narrating all the voices. Went on tour including Birmingham, Croydon, Cheltenham, Glasgow, with the Scottish Chamer Orchestra.

1989 Peter and the Wolf in Leominster.

Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues & Other Villains – from Broadway to Bayreuth. Invited by Nicholas Schreck. Fifteen songs sung in five days in LA in 1997. Some with piano, some with orchestra, some with Mighty Wurlitzer. Includes Iago’s Credo from Othello, the two Mephistopheles arias from Faust, the Mikado’s song, the Inquisitor’s number from The Gondoliers, plus pieces from The Rheingold, The Marriage of Figaro, Gotterdammerung and so forth.

Sang with Gary Curtis. First Elvis’ Now or Never, plan for an album in 2003 “along country and western lines”, “using High Noon, songs from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a Pat Boone song, a smidgen of Nashville, a whiff of the Delta.”

Reading books on radio or audio: Frankenstein, Dracula, Phantom of the Opera, The Strange CAse of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde which was “one of the best.” As well as works by Agatha Christie and Dennis Wheatley. Hybrid M. R. James stories reading them by the fire. The Exorcist.

On radio, Somerset Maugham’s The Noble Spaniard and Leviathan 99