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John Barry

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Adam Faith

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b. Terence Nelhams, 23 June 1940, Acton, London, England, d. 8 March 2003, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. During the British ‘coffee bar’ pop music phenomenon of the late 50s two...

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A-Ha

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Formed in early 1983 this Norwegian rock trio comprises Morten Harket (b. 14 September 1959, Kongsberg, Norway; vocals), Magne Furuholmen (b. 1 November 1962, Manglerud, Oslo, Norway;...

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Anita Harris

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B. 3 June 1942, Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England. After winning a talent contest when she was only three, Harris learnt to play the piano and attended the Hampshire School of ...

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Anthony Newley

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B. George Anthony Newley, 24 September 1931, London, England, d. 14 April 1999, Jensen Beach, Florida, USA. One of the UK’s most highly successful songwriters, actors and singers of the ...

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Bown, Alan, The

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Trumpeter Alan Bown, formerly of the John Barry Seven, formed this respected group in 1965. Originally known as the Alan Bown Set, the septet - Bown, Jess Roden (vocals), Tony ...

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Broadcast

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This Birmingham, England-based ambient pop outfit was formed in 1995 by Trish Keenan (vocals/keyboards), Roj Stevens (keyboards), James Cargill (bass), Tim Felton (guitar) and Steve Perkins...

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Chris Botti

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B. Christopher Botti, 12 October 1962, Portland, Oregon, USA. Botti began playing trumpet at the age of 10 and within a few years was working professionally, mostly in the current ...

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Cinerama

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When David Gedge (b. 23 April 1960, Leeds, Yorkshire, England; guitar/vocals) finally laid the critically lauded Wedding Present to rest in January 1997, he immediately launched his new...

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Count Basie

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1904–1984)

Black US jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader. He led one of the best-known big bands during the swing era, and continued to do so for many years thereafter.

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Craig Armstrong

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B. 1959, Shettleston, Scotland. Armstrong is a musical Renaissance man, having worked in the classical, jazz, experimental electronics, pop and dance music fields. He trained at London’s...

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David Arnold

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B. 27 February 1962, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. The composer and producer David Arnold his best known for his work on the soundtracks for contemporary James Bond movies. His career has...

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Don Black

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B. 21 June 1938, Hackney, London, England. A prolific lyricist for film songs, stage musicals and Tin Pan Alley. One of five children, Black worked part-time as an usher at ...

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EMI Years Vol. 1: 1957-1960 (John Barry album)

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Although he’s better known as a great film composers, John Barry began his career leading a (sort of) rock band at the epicentre of the pre-Beatles UK music scene. This ...

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EMI Years Vol. 2: 1961 (John Barry album)

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Although he’s better known as one of the great film composers, John Barry began his career leading a (sort of) rock band at the epicentre of the pre-Beatles UK music ...

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Franck Pourcel

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B. 1 January 1915, Marseilles, France, d. 12 November 2000, Paris, France. With the violin his chosen instrument, Pourcel found playing in downtime jazz combos a liberating change from his...

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Hybrid

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Hybrid is Mike Truman, Chris Healings and Lee Mullins, an aptly-named trio from Swansea, Wales whose music is a sophisticated fusion of nu school breaks and trance. Their single releases ...

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It's All Happening

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British singer and all-round entertainer Tommy Steele starred in this 1963 feature. In a plot that even in 1963 inspired a sense of déjà vu, a talent scout gathers together ...

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Jack Lawrence

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B. 7 April 1912, New York City, New York, USA. Although mainly a lyricist, as well as a singer and conductor, Lawrence wrote both words and music for some of ...

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James Newton Howard

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B. 9 June 1951, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although he is regarded as a prolific composer of film music, Howard began his musical career as a musician (keyboards, synthesizer, mellotron)...

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Jane Birkin

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B. 14 December 1946, London, England. The unlikely recording success of actress Jane Birkin came about in 1969 as a result of her romantic association with French composer Serge Gainsbourg....

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