Tim Rice, proles
What, did you sleep
? It's not every lyricist
who gets knight
Okay, that being said, some of us remember a time pre-Elton, pre-Disney, when Rice was collaborated with a composer by the name of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Together, they created Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which put them on the musical theatre map, although most folks know songs from their later Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. In addition to his work for Disney with Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, King David) and Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), he has written songs with John Barry, Lalo Schifrin, Marvin Hamlisch, Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, and Vangelis for albums and movies. (Anyone remember the theme to Octopussy? Anyone?)
Arguably the most famous person to beat The Curse of being named Tim.