The 1970 romantic drama film Love Story is one of the highest grossing films of all time. While the film was in production, writer Erich Segal - at the request of Paramount Pictures - wrote the story as a novel. The book was released on Valentine's Day of 1970 to pre-promote the film. The book was a best seller before the movie was released. After its release, the movie was nominated for seven 1970 Academy Awards, winning one - Best Music - Original Score. After the popularity of Francis Lai's instrumental theme, lyrics were later added by Carl Sigman. The song has been covered numerous times, most famously by Andy Williams - who recorded it numerous times. In 1971, Shirley Bassey had a hit with the song, which appeared on her Something Else album.
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