When You Get To Know Me

Album: Stephen Ward the Musical soundtrack (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • The third song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward has lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton like the rest of the show. Running to 3 minutes 22 seconds on the original recording, it is a downtempo jazz number, a duet between Alexander Hanson as Ward and Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler.

    Keeler met Ward in 1959 when she was a topless dancer in a West End club; they lived together for awhile, apparently as lovers, although in July 2013, nearly 40 years after his suicide, she told the Daily Mail their relationship had never been sexual. This is not as unlikely as it sounds because Ward was nearly 30 years her senior.
  • Keeler gets a passing mention in Al Stewart's "Post World War Two Blues" although unless the listener knows something about the Profumo Affair, the cultural reference makes little sense. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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