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DECEMBER 7

RUDOLF FRIML, CHARLES MAGNANTE, EDMUNDO ROS, LOUIS PRIMA

1879 Rudolf Friml (Death: November 12, 1972) was a composer of operettas, musicals, songs and piano pieces, as well as being a pianist. After musical training and a brief performing career in his native Prague, Friml moved to the United States, where he became a composer. His best-known works are Rose-Marie and The Vagabond King, each of which enjoyed success on Broadway and in London and were adapted for film. 



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1905 - Charles Magnante (Death: 1986) was an American piano-accordionist, arranger, composer, author and educator. His artistry helped raise the image of the accordion from an instrument considered suitable only for folk music to an instrument accepted in many music genres. 

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1910 - Edmundo William Ros, OBE, is a Caribbean musician, vocalist, arranger and bandleader who made his career in Britain. He directed a highly popular Latin-American orchestra, had an extensive recording career, and owned one of London's leading night-clubs.

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1910 - Louis Prima (Death: 24 August 1978) was a Sicilian-American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the 1920s, then successively leading a swing combo in the 1930s, a big band in the 1940s, a Vegas lounge act in the 1950s, and a pop-rock band in the 1960s. In each of his musical endeavors, he incorporated his exuberant personality into his act.

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DAVID ROSE

DAVID ROSE
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David Rose (June 15, 1910August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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This web page is dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor DAVID ROSE and his contributions to popular music With many standards including "Holiday For Strings", "Our Waltz", and scores for TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House On The Prairie".

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