Lyle, Graham

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Lyle, Graham Gender: M
Lyle, Graham Hamilton
born on 11 March 1944 at 11:20 (= 11:20 AM )
Place Bellshill, Scotland, 55n49, 4w01
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°44' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°13 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 29°39'


Scottish-British songwriting team member with Benny Gallagher, starting their professional careers in 1964. The duo moved to London and became in-house composers for Apple Label. From April 1970, they entered a successful partnership with McGuinness Flint before embarking on individual careers. In 1976 they achieved two top-ten hits in April and June. After separating in 1980, Lyle continued writing with noted hits for Tina Turner and Jim Diamond. On 2/26/1985, he won the Song of the Year Grammy Award for the number one hit, "What's Love Got to Do With It?"

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Gallagher, Benny (born 21 January 1944)


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1964 (Began professional songwriting with Benny Gallagher)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements April 1970 (Signed with McGuinness Flint)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Gain social status 1976 (Two top-ten hits)
  • Social : Left group 1980 (Separated with Benny Gallagher, solo career)
  • Work : Prize 26 February 1985 (Grammy Award, Song of the Year)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes Caroline Gerard for B.C., British Entertainers, 1997


  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (With Benny Gallagher)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Pro, folk music, pop rock)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Song of the Year Award)