Andrew Lloyd Webber Biography | Author of Jesus Christ Superstar

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The two young men from Britain had collaborated on earlier works before their successful enterprise with Jesus Christ Superstar and each had an impressive career in music. Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in 1948 in London of musician parents, his father a composer and the Director of the London College of Music and his mother a piano teacher. Webber followed in their footsteps from an early age, learning the piano, French horn, and violin. By the time he was six, he was designing toy theatrical productions on the playroom floor, and at age nine he published his first composition, an opera based on Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. At twelve, he met his idol Richard Rodgers after sending him a fan letter. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then the Royal College of Music. After one term at Oxford Univer sity, where his...

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