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Tony Macaulay was born on April 21, 1944 in Canada as Tony Instone. See full bio »
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 2014 Lovesick Fool - Love in the Age of Like (Short) (writer: "Love Grows (Where my Rosemary Goes)") (completed)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup" - uncredited)
 2014 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 May 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Switch-Up Challenge (2013) ... (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 2013/I Filth (writer: "Silver Lady")
 2013 Sunday All Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1960s, 1970s, 1980s (2013) ... (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 2013 The Great Australian Bake Off (TV Series) (as Macaulay, "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 2012 Sarah G Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011 Johnny English Reborn (as Tony MacAulay, "Don't Give Up On Us")
 2010 Neds (writer: "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me" - as Mac)
 2010 Rabbit Hole (writer: "Don't Give Up On Us")
 2009 Desperate Pursuit (Short) (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 2008 American Swing (Documentary) (writer: "That Same Old Feeling")
 2007 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Results Show 2 (2007) ... (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup" - uncredited)
- Live Show 2 (2007) ... (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup" - uncredited)
 2007 The Hitcher (writer: "Don't Give Up on Us")
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) ("Build Me Up Buttercup")
 2006 Cashback (writer: "What Else Is There?" - as Tony Macauley)
 2006 Don't Give Up on Us (writer: "Don't Give Up On Us")
 2005 Little Manhattan (writer: "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)")
 2005 Bob the Butler (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup" - as Tony McCauley)
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Revolution (2005) ... (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (writer: "Don't Give Up On Us")
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star ("Don't Give Up on Us")
 2003 Hunks (Video documentary) (writer: "Build Me Up, Buttercup")
 2002 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 January 2002 (2002) ... (writer: "Let The Heartaches Begin")
 2001 Shallow Hal (writer: "Baby, Now That I've Found You", "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)")
 2001 Ronnie Barker Interview (Video short) (writer: "Going Straight" - uncredited)
 2001 Heartbreakers (writer: "Baby, Now That I've Found You")
 2001 Things Behind the Sun (writer: "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling")
 2000 The British Invasion Returns (Video) (writer: "Baby, Now That I've Found You", "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 2000 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The World of Possibility (2000) ... (writer: "Baby, Now That I've Found You")
 1998 There's Something About Mary (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 1998/I Last Night (writer: "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All")
 1997 The Castle (writer: "Baby, Now That I've Found You" (1967), "A Collection")
 1995 Mallrats (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup")
 1995 Butterfly Kiss (writer: "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me")
 1994 Deadly Advice (writer: "Let the Heartaches Begin")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tormented (1992) ... (writer: "Don't Give Up on Us" - uncredited)
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Down and Out of District in Beverly Hills (1991) ... (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup" - uncredited)
 1989 The Tall Guy (writer: "Let The Heartaches Begin")
 1978 The Stud (writer: "Silver Lady")
 1970-1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 June 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "It Sure Brings Out the Love in Your Eyes")
- Episode dated 8 June 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "It Sure Brings Out the Love in Your Eyes")
- Episode dated 5 January 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Let's Have a Quiet Night In")
- Episode dated 25 December 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Don't Give Up On Us")
- Episode dated 20 October 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Silver Lady")
 1978 Going Straight (TV Series) (writer: "Going Straight")
 1976 Never Too Young to Rock (lyrics: "Never Too Young To Rock") / (music: "Never Too Young To Rock")
 1976 Jacquette (writer: "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" - uncredited)
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 February 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again")
- Episode dated 25 June 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "I Get a Little Sentimental over You")
- Episode dated 18 April 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "You Won't Find Another Fool like Me")
 1974 It's Not the Size That Counts (writer: "God Knows I Miss You")
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 April 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "(Underneath the Sun) In Mexico")
 1971 Long Ago, Tomorrow (writer: "A Time for Winning")
 1970 The Beast in the Cellar (writer: "She Works in a Woman's Way")
 1969 Some Like It Sexy (writer: "Build Me Up Buttercup" - uncredited)
  In My Life... Zsa Zsa Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Covers Medley")
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A highly successful songwriter, particularly in the 1970s, with a string of hits for the likes of The Foundations, Long John Baldry, The Hollies and The Fifth Dimension, as well as invented studio groups such as Edison Lighthouse and Pickettywitch. He frequently worked in collaboration with two other flourishing 1970s composers, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway.

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