Jacques Levy

Jacques Levy

Jacques Levy has written lyrics with and for many well-known recording artists. He wrote Bob Dylan's album Desire with Dylan, and it became one of Dylan's biggest-selling albums ever, with the single Hurricane" released from it. Levy has written a half dozen albums with Roger McGuinn... for the Byrds, the Thunderbyrd Band, and McGuinn's solo works, including the hit single "Chestnut Mare." His lyrics have also been recorded by Carly Simon, Crystal Gayle, Joe Cocker and Jerry Lee Lewis. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Levy has written a considerable amount for the theatre, including five produced musicals, two of them, Oh, Calcutta! and The Golden Land, presented on the New York stage. Along the way, Levy's work has been honored with three Grammy nominations. He is currently head of the Theatre Program and Director of University Theatre at Colgate University. He lives in Hamilton, NY, with his wife and two children.

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