Le Grand Echiquier cont’d

Following on from Le Grand Echiquier page dated 22nd November

This is the third video from Pieter, being part of a 1988 broadcast on France’s TV5.

It features Michel Legrand, the song What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?, and an interview.



Michel Legrand (born February 24, 1932 in Paris) is a musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist.

Legrand has composed more than two hundred film and television scores, several musicals, and made well over a hundred albums. He has won three Oscars (out of 13 nominations), five Grammys, and has been nominated for an Emmy. He was twenty-two when his first album, I Love Paris, became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released. He is a virtuoso jazz and classical pianist and an accomplished arranger and conductor who performs with orchestras all over the world.



What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
Music written by Michel Legrand.
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman.

Released in 1970 on the album Something and in 1971 on a single (with The Fool On The Hill on the A-side). The album has been re-released digitally remastered on CD and this song is available on the CD collection Four Decades Of Song too.

The song is from the 1969 film “The Happy Ending”, a film about the problems of marriage.