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Brian Fahey

b. 25 Apr 1919, Margate, Kent, Britain. Fahey’s father, a specialist musician, trained him to try out the piano and cello when he was a young child. During World Battle II he offered in the Royal Artillery and was captured through the retreat to Dunkirk, and spent another five years in prisoner-of-war camps. He survived the ‘overlooked massacre’ at Wormhoudt Focus Camp, and structured prisoners’ entertainments. On his go back to the united kingdom he performed piano for Rudi Sarita’s Music group, where he fulfilled his potential wife, vocalist Audrey Laurie. Then worked well as an arranger for top level UK dance rings, Ken Mackintosh, Geraldo and Harry Roy, and in the first 50s was an employee arranger with Chappells Music Posting Company. Fahey produced his 1st broadcast along with his personal orchestra in 1960 and from 1966-72 he was musical movie director for Shirley Bassey, and conductor from the Scottish Radio Orchestra from 1972 until it disbanded in 1981. Later on, he made an appearance on radio and in concerts along with his personal outfits, like the Brian Fahey Big Music group, Little Music group, Concert Orchestra, and Small String Orchestra. His best-known compositions consist of ‘Fanfare Boogie’, created with Maximum Kaye, that he received an Ivor Novello Honor in 1955; and ‘At THE HALLMARK OF The Swinging Cymbal’, about which UK disk jockey Alan Freeman revamped BBC Radio’s THE SURFACE OF THE Pops in the past due 50s, and later on managed to get his life-long theme melody prefacing his starting ‘Hi there there pop pickers’. Fahey also collaborated along with his ex-boss, Ken Mackintosh and Gordon Langthorne on ‘The Creep’, that was a UK Top 10 chart access for the Mackintosh Orchestra in 1954. His film scores consist of Curse FROM THE Simba, WHERE IN FACT THE Spies Are (1965, starring David Niven), and two comedies, Rhubarb as well as the Plank (1967), which presented Eric Sykes, Harry Secombe and Jimmy Edwards.

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