Timeline

1964
TELL ME WHEN BY THE APPLEJACKS AND CLAUDE FRANCOIS
1965
THE CRYING GAME BY BRENDA LEE, DAVE BERRY
1966
MANAGED DONOVAN AND PRODUCED HIS FIRST THREE HITS - CATCH THE WIND, COLOURS, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER AND THE LP WHAT’S BIN DID AND WHAT’S BIN HID.
1967
CEASED ASSOCIATION WITH DONOVAN.
WROTE AND PRODUCED WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL BY THE NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND. OVER 3,000 COVER VERSIONS FROM DIZZI GILLESPIE TO FRANK SINATRA. IVOR NOVELLO AWARD WINNER, GRAMMY AWARD, GOLD SINGLES AND LP.
HIGHEST ASCAP EARNER FOR THE YEAR.
PEEK-A-BOO BY THE NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND AND OTHERS.
FINCHLEY CENTRAL BY THE NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND - TOP 10.
GREEN STREET GREEN BY THE NEW VAUDVILLE BAND - TOP 20 UK.
SEMI-DETACHED SUBURBAN MR JAMES BY MANFRED MANN.
THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH BY HERMAN’S HERMITS, ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK, RAN CONIFF SINGERS, CLAUDE FRANCOIS, THE CARPENTERS AND MANY OTHERS.
1968
SUNSHINE GIRL BY HERMAN’S HERMITS
BOY BY LULU
MY SENTIMENTAL FRIEND BY HERMAN’S HERMITS
BENCH NO 3 (WATERLOO STATION) BY CLAUDE FRANCOIS - TOP 5.
1969
MOVED TO SWITZERLAND AND WROTE:-
THE LIGHTS OF CINCINATTI FOR SCOTT WALKER
SORRY SUZANNE FOR THE HOLLIES
SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME FOR THE FLYING MACHINE - BMI AWARD WINNER AND TOP 5 USA.
1970
KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE BY MARY HOPKIN, 2ND PRIZE EUROVISION, IVOR NOVELLO AWARD WINNER.
DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS BY TOM JONES, BMI AWARD WINNER.
GOODBYE SAM, HELLO SAMANTHA BY CLIFF RICHARD AND JAMES LAST
TEARS WON’T WASH AWAY THESE HEARTACHES BY KEN DODD
BABY I WON’T LET YOU DOWN BY PICKETTYWITCH.
1971
HEART OF ROME BY ELVIS PRESLEY, SINGLE AND LP
LOVE LETTERS FROM ROME BY ELVIS PRESLEY.
THIS IS OUR DANCE BY ELVIS PRESLEY, SYLVIA, BY ELVIS PRESLEY
1972
DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST BY DANIEL BOONE AND WAYNE NEWTON AND CHARLIE RICH - NO 1 IN USA, ASCAP AWARD WINNER.
LEEDS UNITED - TOP 10 UK. (ORIGINALLY SALLY SUNSHINE BY THE MILLS BROS)
WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE - SAMMY DAVIS SINGLE.
1973
HERE’S TO THE NEXT TIME BY AL MARTINO
SANDY, SANDY 2ND PRIZE TOKYO SONG FESTIVAL
LIKE SISTER AND BROTHER BY THE DRIFTERS - TOP 10 UK.
1974
YOU WON’T FIND ANOTHER FOOL LIKE ME BY THE NEW SEEKERS - NO 1 IN UK, MILLION SELLER, IVOR NOVELLO AWARD WINNER.
I GET A LITTLE SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU BY THE NEW SEEKERS - TOP 5 UK.
DOCTOR’S ORDERS BY SUNNY AND CAROLE DOUGLAS - TOP 10 UK AND TOP 5 USA.
1975
IT’S GONNA BE A COLD, COLD CHRISTMAS (WITHOUT YOU) BY DANA - TOP 4 IN UK.
1976
THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (RE-RELEASED NINE YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL) BY THE CARPENTERS - TOP 10 USA.
1977
RETURNED TO UK FROM SWITZERLAND AND WROTE:-
SILVER LADY BY DAVID SOUL - NO 1 UK.
1979
I’LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN BY HOT CHOCOLATE - TOP 10 UK.
1980
IT SURE BRINGS OUT THE LOVE IN YOUR EYES BY DAVID SOUL - TOP 20 UK.
1981
IT’S LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE BY CRYSTAL GAYLE - TOP 10 USA, ASCAP AWARD WINNER.
1982
HAPPY EVERYTHING - JOINT FIRST “SONG FOR EUROPE” - MAGGIE MOONE, ROGER WHITTAKER, SLIM WHITMAN.
1983
PRODUCTION OF MUSICAL ‘DEAR ANYONE’ (STUBBY KAYE, PETER BLAKE, JANE LAPOTAIRE) CO-WRITTEN WITH DON BLACK. BIRMINGHAM REP AND CAMBRIDGE THEATRE, LONDON.
1984
MUSICAL SHOW ‘THE MAGIC CASTLE’ - CAMBRIDGE THEATRE (WITH LES REED)
1985
TOOK UP GOLF.
1988
GAVE UP GOLF.
1989
COMMISSIONED TO WRITE MUSIC AND LYRICS FOR ‘THE PODDINGTON PEAS’ - A CARTOON SERIES SHOWN ON THE BBC 1.
1990
CO-WROTE (WITH DON BLACK) AND PRODUCED ALBUM FOR NEW PROJECT ENTITLED OFF THE WALL
1992
RE-RELEASE OF THE CRYING GAME (28 YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL) BY BOY GEORGE AND PRODUCED BY THE PET SHOP BOYS FOR OSCAR WINNING FILM OF THE SAME NAME. TOP 30 UK.
1993
THE CRYING GAME BOY GEORGE - TOP 10 USA.
1994
TOOK UP GOLF AGAIN!
1995
RECEIVED BASCA GOLD BADGE AWARD FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
1998
REVAMPED VERSION OF DEAR ANYONE (EVERYTHING’S TERRIFIC - HELP!) PLAYED FOR A LIMITED RUN AT ELECTRIC THEATRE, GUILDFORD.
1999
THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH FEATURED IN NEW MOVIE (A KIND OF HUSH)
2000
RECEIVED HIS 4TH IVOR NOVELLO AWARD – THE JIMMY KENNEDY AWARD FOR MAINTAINING THE ART AND HERITAGE OF THE BRITISH SONGWRITING INDUSTRY.
2002
FORMED NEW RECORD LABEL, VILLAGE GREEN RECORDS FOR THE RELEASE OF TO ALL MY LOVED ONES A MUSICAL VERSION OF THE FAMOUS BEREAVMENT POEM DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP.
USA - AWARDED A SPECIAL CITATION OF ACHIEVEMENT BY BMI FOR OVER 2,000,000 BROADCAST PERFORMANCES OF “SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME”.
2003
FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE (ROYAL ALBERT HALL) – PERFORMANCE OF DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP BY MICHAEL CORMICK AND TONIGHT WE’LL LIGHT A CANDLE (WORDS BY GEOFF STEPHENS) SUNG BY HAYLEY WESTENRA
2004
FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE (ROYAL ALBERT HALL) – KATHERINE JENKINS SINGS TONIGHT WE WILL REMEMBER THEM (WORDS AND MUSIC GEOFF STEPHENS) – ALSO FIRST PERFORMANCE OF FOR THE FALLEN (THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD) (MUSIC GEOFF STEPHENS) BY CHOIR OF GUARDS.
BMI CITATIONS OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR FOUR MILLION PERFORMANCES OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
SAMPLE OF MY WORLD FELL DOWN USED BY THE PRODIGY
2005
BEGINS WORK ON NEW MUSICAL (LYRICS BY PETER CALLANDER) OF BONNIE AND CLYDE.
FOR THE FALLEN PERFORMED FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING AT FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE BY KATHERINE JENKINS AND CHOIR OF PORTSMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. BRYN TERFAL PERFORMS I’LL WALK BESIDE YOU, NEW LYRICS BY GEOFF STEPHENS
KATHERINE JENKINS RECORDS DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP ON HER ALBUM ‘LIVING A DREAM’ – SALES IN EXCESS OF 600,000
TONY CHRISTIE TO RECORD IN THE ARMS OF ANGELS FROM BONNIE AND CLYDE
2006
GEOFF COMMISSIONED TO WRITE A TRIBUTE TO COMMEMORATE HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S 80TH YEAR - ALL THESE YEARS SUNG BY KATHERINE JENKINS AT THE FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 2007, ALSO PERFORMED AT THE FESTIVAL BY KATHERINE JENKINS, A NEW SETTING OF IN FLANDERS FIELDS
2007
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL USED BY SOCGEN BANK FOR MAJOR TV AND FILM COMMERCIAL.
THEME SONG FOR FRENCH RUGBY TEAM IN WORLD CUP.
BEGINS WORK WITH DON BLACK ON REVIVAL OF DEAR ANYONE
2008
NEW SONG FOR FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE, TODAY WON’T COME AGAIN, (LYRICS BY DON BLACK) SUNG BY JONATHAN ANSELL AND HAYLEY WESTENRA. ALSO 3RD PERFORMANCE OF FOR THE FALLEN (MUSIC GEOFF STEPHENS) SUNG BY KATHERINE JENKINS AND NEW TENOR, ALEXI KALVEKS

2012

RE-WRITE OF DEAR ANYONE MUSICAL WITH DON BLACK. COMPLETELY NEW REVUE.
4TH PERFORMANCE OF FOR THE FALLEN BY LAURA WRIGHT AT FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE

2013

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 5TH PERFORMANCE OF FOR THE FALLEN BY CHOIRBOY JACK TOPPING


2014

REVUESICAL ENTITLED WHEN NO-ONE'S LOOKING WITH DON BLACK AND DIRECTOR STEVEN DEXTER, TO BE  SHOWCASED JUNE 2014