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By Anthony Meredith

The impressive tale of Malcolm Williamson, whose wealthy artistic presents have been undermined via a self-destructive streak.

After dwelling a wild, bohemian lifestyles due to the fact that arriving in London from Sydney within the early 1950's, Williamson settled down lower than the impact of his American spouse to turn into a hugely winning composer, as highly effective as he was once outspoken and arguable, his paintings owning a favored attraction infrequent within the Sixties. Made grasp of the Queen's song - the 1st non-Briton to be so honoured - he appeared set for a fair extra awesome occupation.

But the royal put up, undertaken in 1975 at a interval of significant own predicament, proved highly harmful. Having did not entire a few high-profile works for the Queen's Silver Jubilee, he quick won a name for unreliability. therefore excluded from the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and different very important royal events, he used to be the consistent goal of innuendo within the media, suggesting he had indignant Buckingham Palace via mistaken or outrageous behaviour. The grasp of the Queen's song was once mostly forgotten on the time of his demise in 2003.

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