Simon May

Also known as May, Rosie May, S May, S. May, S.May, Simon May Orchestra, The

Discography of Simon May:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 We'll Gather Lilacs / All My Loving (Medley) 2 Audio 1977 Pye Records
2 Primary Colours 12 Audio 1987 JW Music Library
3 Good Morning America! 16 Audio 1984 Bruton Music
4 We'll Gather Lilacs / All My Loving (Medley) 2 Audio 1977 PYE Records
5 The Summer Of My Life 4 Audio 1976 Pye Records
6 Eastenders 4 Audio 1985-02-00 BBC Records
7 Never Ever Could I Leave You 2 Audio 1976 Philips
8 The Summer Of My Life 2 Audio 1976 Pye Records
9 Stringfellows 14 Audio 1984 JW Music Library
10 New Vintage - The Best Of Simon May 14 Audio 1994 Artist Record Company
11 The Summer Of My Life 2 Audio 1976 Pye Records
12 Closest Thing To Heaven 2 Audio 1977 Pye Records
13 Four More Seasons 12 Audio 1985 JW Music Library
14 Closest Thing To Heaven 2 Audio 1977 Pye Records
15 As Long As We Believe / Just Another Day With You 2 Audio 1978 Pye Records
16 The Summer Of My Life 2 Audio 1977 Pye Records
17 Sommer-Wein 2 Audio 1976-11-00 Pye Records
18 The Summer Of My Life 2 Audio 1976-10-00 Pye Records
19 We'll Gather Lilacs / All My Loving (Medley) 2 Audio 1977-05-00 PYE Records
20 Situations 32 Audio 1989 De Wolfe Music
21 I'll Always Believe In You 3 Audio 1993 Polydor
22 The Summer Of My Life 2 Audio 1976 Pye Records
23 The Simon May Collection - Eastenders And Other Classic Themes & Songs 23 Audio 2010 Edsel
24 Smike 15 Audio 1973 Pye Records


He won a choral scholarship for Cambridge University, where he acquired a degree in modern languages. While teaching languages at Kingston Grammar School, he co-wrote a musical named Smike with a colleague (Roger Holman). Following the publicity Smike attracted, May was contacted by the BBC, who televised the play in 1973. The show has subsequently been staged many times by youth drama groups.

While working at ATV, he was asked to compose some music for Crossroads. [a=Stephanie De-Sykes] got to number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in 1974 with the subsequent "Born with a Smile on my Face", which was used within a storyline on the show. Almost a year later, her second single, "We'll Find Our Day" (from Smike) got to #17.

Kate Robbins performed another of May's songs for Crossroads: "More than in Love," which was co-written by [a=Barry Leng] and got to number 2 in 1981. May himself performed "Summer of my Life", charting at #7 in October 1976, though his follow-up, "We'll Gather Lilacs", flopped.

He co-produced [a=Amii Stewart]'s "[r=255132]", which reached number one in the USA.


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