John Turner (lyricist)
|Birth name||James John Turner Phillips|
|Born||July 7, 1932|
|Occupation(s)||Lyricist, company manager|
|Associated acts||Geoffrey Parsons|
He ran the Peter Maurice Music Company, whose most important lyricist was Geoffrey Parsons. The company specialized in adapting songs originally in foreign languages into the English language. He would usually assign a song to Parsons and when the latter was finished, suggest some changes. The credits for the English lyrics would then be given as "John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons".
Lyrics credited to Turner and Parsons
- "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
- "Oh! My Pa-Pa" based on the German song "O Mein Papa" by Paul Burkhard