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A sample of Newley from the 1948 film version of Oliver Twist is used on Billy Budd.
He is also sampled at the beginning of Maladjusted
Newley singing has featured on many pre-show tracks throughout the years.

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English actor, singer and songwriter, born 24 September 1931 in Hackney, London, England, UK and died 14 April 1999 in Jensen Beach, Florida, USA. He was married to Joan Collins from 1963 to 1971, their daughter is Tara Newley. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989. Often collaborated with Leslie Bricusse.

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Anthony Newley (24 September 1931 – 14 April 1999) was an English actor, singer, songwriter, and filmmaker. He achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording artist, his recordings reached the Top 40 chart on a dozen occasions between 1959 and 1962, including two number one hits. With songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse, he wrote "Feeling Good", which was covered by Nina Simone and other artists, as well as the lyrics for the title song of the 1964 film Goldfinger (the music was composed by John Barry). Bricusse and Newley received an Academy Award nomination for the film score of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums described Newley as "among the most innovative UK acts of the early rock years before moving into musicals and cabaret". Newley was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989.