ARTHUR FIEDLER, RAY NOBLE, KURT HENKELS, SY OLIVER
Arthur Fiedler (Death: July 10, 1979) was a long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Boston Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the country. Some people criticized him for over-popularizing music, particularly when adapting popular songs or edited portions of the classical repertoire, but Fiedler kept performances informal and sometimes self-mocking to attract more customers.
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Ray Noble (17 Death: 3 April 1978) was an English bandleader, composer, arranger and actor. Noble studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and became leader of the HMV Records studio band in 1929. The band, known as the New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, featured members of many of the top hotel orchestras of the day. The most popular vocalist with Noble's studio band was Al Bowlly.
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Kurt Henkels (Born in Solingen, Germany- Death: July 12th 1986 in Hamburg ) was a German musician and bandleader, his biggest success with the Leipzig Radio Orchestra Dance with Swing titles had.
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Sy" Oliver (Born in Battle Creek, Michigan – Death, May 28, 1988 in New York City) was a jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader. His mother was a piano teacher and his father was a multi-instrumentalist who made a name for himself demonstrating saxophones at a time that instrument was little used outside of marching bands.
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Gordon Langford (11 May 1930 – 18 April 2017) - The death has been announced of the composer and arranger Gordon Langford. He passed away on Tuesday 18th April 2017, aged 86. He first rose to prominence...