Jimmy Duncan was Les’s first lyricist. They wrote a song called “Everybody Knows (I Love You)” for Steve Lawrence, which became a hit in America. His next partner was the wonderful Geoff Stephens, a highly talented lyricist – without a doubt, one of the finest this country has ever produced. Their first song was “Tell Me When”, which became a big hit for The Applejacks. Many hits have evolved from this partnership, not least of all, “There’s a Kind of Hush”, “Daughter of Darkness” and many others.