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Paul Korda (Paul Kunstler) was born on 1948 in Singapore, is a songwriter. Discover Paul Korda's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 72 years old?

Popular As Paul Kunstler
Occupation Musician, songwriter, producer, arranger, actor
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign
Born 1948, 1948
Birthday 1948
Birthplace Singapore
Date of death March 11, 2020
Died Place N/A
Nationality Singapore

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Paul Korda (born Paul Kunstler, 1948 – 11 March 2020) was a Singaporean songwriter, singer, musician, and actor. He wrote and performed music from the 1960s onwards, and his songs have been covered by artists such as Roger Daltrey, Dave Edmunds, Frankie Valli, and Love Sculpture.


Shortly after recording Not for Robots, Korda went to work as the governor's dignitary in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, for the first two weeks of production. On the last day of filming Korda came up with the idea for his song, "Pirates of the Caribbean". Korda added the song as a bonus track on Not for Robots. In August 2003 the song reached No. 1 in the UK MP3 Europop chart and No. 6 in the UK MP3 Pop chart, for internet downloads.

In 2003 Korda worked with Peter Mullen and John C. Riley on the Criminal. In 2004 he played a museum director in the movie After the Sunset. His last movie appearances were as Pierre Fuquette in The Pink Panther and another turn as Governor Swann's dignitary in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. He also appeared in My Name is Earl.


In 1994, shortly after obtaining custody of his sons, Korda dedicated his time and energy to volunteering to help low-income inner city children. He began teaching music to children at a community center in East Los Angeles, encouraging them to develop an outlet for their frustrations through spontaneous musical creativity. To promote the cause, Korda began working with the choir of his sons' former school, the 32nd Street / USC Magnet School for the Performing Arts. They recorded "Beyond the Darkness", hoping to raise money through sales of the CD to finance music education. The project was aided by A&M Records founder Herb Alpert, who arranged for the recording to be produced at A&M Studio A in Hollywood. J. Peter Robinson arranged the music and Linda Yellan directed the video for the song, with the children in charge of wardrobe, make up and acting. Due to the lack of high-profile rock stars involved, and royalties going to the Los Angeles School Districts Magnet Program, promotion was limited by the lack of business interest.


Korda went on to Orlando, Florida, where he opened Major Music Records. Finding there were "too many sharks on land there," he returned to Los Angeles in the early 1990s and wrote and arranged "Run for Your Life" for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' Hope and Glory album.


In 1988 Korda returned to London, where he opened a club in Highgate Village. Korda booked his friend, British guitarist Snowy White, as headliner, and formed the support band with Malcolm Duncan on saxophone, Nic Potter on bass, and some singers from Eurythmics. Shortly afterward Korda supported White at one of the last shows at the original Marquee Club in London.


In the early 1980s, Korda opened the Central Jam Night, during which musicians such as Phil Collins and Mitch Mitchell joined him onstage. He performed with guitarists John Goodsall and Mike Miller, keyboardist J. Peter Robinson, drummers Steve Chapman, Ric Parnell and keyboardists David Kaf, Merry Stewart and bass player Lou Castro, and percussionist Malando Gassama.

In the mid-1980s, Korda recorded an unreleased album with producer Dave Jerdan. He also received first prize at the Japan Expo for his space song "Living in the Sky", subsequently recorded with fusion guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth. Korda went on to sing background vocals on Holdsworth's 1985 album Road Games, and co-wrote and sang "In the Mystery" for Holdsworth's follow-up indie album Metal Fatigue. Written and recorded in 24 hours, it was released and being played on KROQ-FM three weeks later.


In 1974 Korda wrote, sang, and played piano on three songs ("Feeling", "Hearts Right", and "World Over") for Roger Daltrey's second solo album Ride a Rock Horse (1975), which reached the Top 20 in the US and UK. Korda's collaboration with Daltrey continued two years later when he wrote and played piano on "Written on the Wind" (#46 in the UK) for Daltrey's 1977 solo album One of the Boys. In an effort to reach a wider audience, Korda flew to New York City to look for work. Along with Daryl Pettiford and Nic Potter (whom Korda flew over from Britain) he performed a week-long engagement at The Other End and was written up in Variety. He moved his family to Los Angeles in 1977, where he recorded his second solo album Dancing in the Aisles, co-produced by Spencer Davis for Janus Records, and recorded at the Village Recorder. Dancing in the Aisles reached No. 4 in Billboard magazine's National Radio Adds chart the week following its release, due in large part to heavy airplay of "Manhattan" in New York. Korda then performed at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre with a 12-piece band, and Bruce Springsteen, who came to the show, displayed his enthusiasm by dancing in the audience during the set. Before promotion of the album could be completed, Janus Records filed for bankruptcy.


Korda then decided to go solo and formed a band to play at the Speakeasy Club. This core of musicians—who went on to play on Korda's debut album, Passing Stranger (released 1971 on MAM Records)—consisted of Onnie McIntyre and Allan Gorrie and guitarists Chris Spedding and Andy Roberts. Passing Stranger also featured a trio of vocalists in African-American soul singer Doris Troy, Nanette Newman, and Madeline Bell.

Korda went on to place his songs with other artists. In 1971 Korda's song "Walk the World Away" was recorded by reggae artist Teddy Brown. The French version "L'Amour C'est Ca, L'Amour C'est Toi" coupled with "C'est Ma Priere" was recorded by Mike Brant and remained at No. 1 in France for six months.


Soon after bringing public attention to the pensioners' issue, Korda formed, sang for, and wrote songs for the British rock-fusion band Dada, in which he shared vocals with Elkie Brooks and Jimmy Chambers on their only album, Dada, for Atlantic Records in 1970. Due to factionalism Korda quit the band and was replaced by Robert Palmer.


Korda signed young American singer Andy Forray and took him to auditions for the musical Hair: The American Tribal Love/Rock Musical in London. Forray was hired, as was Korda, who was also asked to audition and offered the part of Paul. The musical opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London on 27 September 1968 and continued for 1,998 performances. The run at the Shaftesbury ended when the theatre's roof collapsed in July 1973.


In 1967 Korda was signed as a songwriter to Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate Records publishing company and went on to write for P.P. Arnold for her single "The Time Has Come". The song made the UK charts, and the Italian version "Se Perdo Te", recorded by Patty Pravo, reached No. 18 in Italy. Korda, like so many Immediate artists, wasn't paid, and, being a minor, repudiated his contract after the managing director took Korda's new 12-string guitar and gave it to another songwriter.


Korda was born in Singapore, into a creative family of entertainers, professional singers, songwriters, and accomplished musicians. His father, Hungarian-born Tibor Kunstler, was a violinist and former student of the Franz Liszt Conservatory of Music in Budapest, Hungary and Academia La Scala in Milan. Tibor played saxophone on Coleman Hawkins' tour of the East. Korda's British mother, Shirley Green—who worked under the stage name Shirley Lenner—was a vocalist and actress. She starred in Those Kids From Town (1942) and also sang with Joe Loss, George Elrick, and Stéphane Grappelli.


Korda's British grandparents had also been professional singers, songwriters and musicians. In the 1890s, his grandmother Florence Wright worked in a market stall in Edinburgh, Scotland, singing songs penned by Lawrence Wright to help sell his sheet music. Wright and her husband, pianist Tommy Lenner, took their thirteen children on tour with them as angels at the beginning of the Vaudeville era.