Explore our collection of Best Original Score Oscar winners, including Bernard Herrmann, Aaron Copland, John Williams, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Burt Bacharach, Charlie Chaplin and Prince. See full biographies, photos and videos, only at Biography.com.
Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, has become the second member of The Beatles to be knighted, after Sir Paul McCartney. Ringo, who was honored for “services to music,” said, “It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
Prosecutors will announce a decision on whether to press criminal charges in Prince’s 2016 death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Authorities have spent two years determining if anyone can be held responsible for giving Prince the drugs that killed him.
For nearly four decades, American composer Aaron Copland achieved a distinctive musical characterization of American themes in an expressive modern style. He is known for works like Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man, among many others.
Award-winning songwriter/composer Burt Bacharach is the man behind a wide array of hits, including "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "Close to You" "Arthur's Theme" and "That's What Friends Are For."