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Cross was also a director, writer, and musician. He wrote music, screenplays, and articles for English-language publications, and the lyrics for an album with Bulgarian singer Vasil Petrov, which was released in late 2007. He sang two Frank Sinatra songs with Petrov in the Apollonia Festival at the Black Sea in September 2007.[6]

Among his works was the musical Rage about Ruth Ellis, which was performed in the London area. He starred in it and played the part of the hangman.[24]

Cross's first single as a lyricist was released by Polydor Records in the late 1970s and was titled Mickey Moonshine.[24] The nom de guerre for the performance had occurred to Cross when he recalled an earlier involvement with the music industry as a session singer for Decca Records between 1972 and 1974. At this time, he had recorded a song called "Name it, You Got it", which achieved some play on the British Northern soul scene. His other musical works include The Best We've Ever Had and Nearly Midnight, both written by Cross and directed by his son Theo.[25]

The original soundtrack for Nearly Midnight was written, produced and performed by his daughter Lauren. These works were performed in Edinburgh in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Square One, directed by Cross, was performed at the Etcetera Theatre in London in 2004.[24]

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1 hour ago, Ian Parker said:

Directing, screenwriting, and music
Cross was also a director, writer, and musician. He wrote music, screenplays, and articles for English-language publications, and the lyrics for an album with Bulgarian singer Vasil Petrov, which was released in late 2007. He sang two Frank Sinatra songs with Petrov in the Apollonia Festival at the Black Sea in September 2007.[6]

Among his works was the musical Rage about Ruth Ellis, which was performed in the London area. He starred in it and played the part of the hangman.[24]

Cross's first single as a lyricist was released by Polydor Records in the late 1970s and was titled Mickey Moonshine.[24] The nom de guerre for the performance had occurred to Cross when he recalled an earlier involvement with the music industry as a session singer for Decca Records between 1972 and 1974. At this time, he had recorded a song called "Name it, You Got it", which achieved some play on the British Northern soul scene. His other musical works include The Best We've Ever Had and Nearly Midnight, both written by Cross and directed by his son Theo.[25]

The original soundtrack for Nearly Midnight was written, produced and performed by his daughter Lauren. These works were performed in Edinburgh in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Square One, directed by Cross, was performed at the Etcetera Theatre in London in 2004.[24]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Paul Curtis recorded under the name of Mickey Moonshine for one single "Name It You Got It" on the uk Decca label in 1974. This was a hugely popular track played on the Northern soul scene a few years later and was re-released to capitalise on the demand at the time. His true identity on this track had been hotly debated over the years. Some suggestions were Alvin Stardust, Paul Nicolas and the favourite-Chris Rainbow. Two phone calls followed from the Soul source Internet list members in 2008. One to Chris Rainbow on the isle of Skye confirmed it wasn't him, and one to record label owner Paul Mooney from Paul Curtis himself confirming it was him. Mystery solved. Curtis also holds the record for having written the most number of UK entries at the Eurovision Song Contest.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Curtis_(musician)

the 2008 posts on here do seem fairly sure that it was Paul Curtis and it was posted that he does also get current PRS credit as writer ...

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