John Turner (lyricist)
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John Turner Lyricist

John Turner was the pseudonym used by the English lyricist James John Turner Phillips (born London, 7 July 1932).[1]

He ran the Peter Maurice Music Company, 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".

The words of "Smile" to the music of Charlie Chaplin, was written at the Peter Maurice Music Company office on Denmark Street, London in 1954.[2]

Lyrics credited to Turner and Parsons

Lyrics credited to Turner, Parsons, and another collaborator


  1. ^ "John Turner". Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Brown, Mick (27 September 2015). "Denmark Street's Rich Legacy". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Tyler, Don (2008). Music of the Postwar Era. ABC-CLIO. p. 34. ISBN 9780313341915. Retrieved 2012.

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