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Had things exercised differently, Dave Richmond may have been among the better-known bassists to emerge from the United kingdom Invasion. Not really that he’s performed badly, anyway, however in 1963 he previously the good good luck to enter on the floor floor of 1 of the best possible British pop/rock and roll bands from the 1960s, when he became the bassist in that which was then referred to as the Man-Hugg Blues Brothers, arranged by Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg. That group, which ultimately renamed themselves Manfred Mann, continued to create six years’ value of generally outstanding and always amazing recordings. But Richmond wasn’t to last previous a lot more than the producing of their initial strike, “5-4-3-2-1” — he discovered himself changed by Tom McGuinnes immediately after the documenting time that yielded that one. Fortunately for the resourceful and talented Richman, he previously no lack of function afterward, and performed on information by Elton John, Marvin, Welch & Farrar, and Olivia Newton-John, amongst others, through the 1970s and beyond. The British-born Richmond was raised in Thornton, near Blackpool, and afterwards in Torquay. His initial device was the ukulele, and he examined Hawaiian electric guitar — as he represents it, the fateful minute in his musical lifestyle emerged when his old brother placed on a record known as “Big Sound from Winnetka,” offering Bob Haggard over the double-bass and Ray Bauduc in the drums, which became his preferred documenting of most and gravitating toward the audio from the upright bass. He later on do a stint within the Royal Atmosphere Force like a bandsman. Back civilian existence, Richmond was recruited to try out in what became Manfred Mann, and he could mske the change from upright bass to electrical bass acoustic guitar — but he wasn’t in a position to make the leap from jazz to R&B. Another members discovered his playing as well complicated for what these were searching for, and he was changed soon after their first documenting sessions (instantly ahead of a genuine gig) by Tom McGuinness, who spent all of those other decade using the music group. Meanwhile, Richmond approved through among the latter-day variations from the John Barry Seven, and moved into program work, which noticed him use such luminaries as Dusty Springfield, Cilla Dark, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin (on “Je T’aime”), the Shadows, and Elton John (including “Your Music”). In newer years, he offers gravitated back again to an older type of jazz and big-band music, including use the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra as well as the String of Pearls Orchestra under Chris Smith.

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Died December 7, 1990, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Profession Bassist
Education North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Nationality British, English
Spouse Alisen Down
Music Groups Manfred Mann
Music Songs Do Wah Diddy Diddy, 5-4-3-2-1, Come Tomorrow, Sha-La-La, Confunktion, Heavy Lead, Unite Me, Smokestack Lightning, Watermelon Man, Movin' Along, Hubble Bubble, Gotta Getaway, I'm Your Kingpin, The Foil, Down The Road Apiece, Mr. Anello, Hoochie Coochie Man, Funky Pusher, The Robbery, Sack O' Woe, Why Should We Not, It's Gonna Work Out Fine, What You Gonna Do?, The Amazing Music Machine, Slapping It On, Happy People, Phase Out, Brass Bullet, Sad Dejected, You've Got to Take It, Brother Jack, Groovin'
Albums The Five Faces of Manfred Mann, The Manfred Mann Album, Kpm 1000 Series: Landscapes / Things to Come / New Innovations Suite, Industry, Volume 1
Nominations Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
Movies Hyena Road, Pacific Rim, Cruel and Unusual, Fantastic Four, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, Married Life, She's the Man, The Edge of the Garden, Beyond Sherwood Forest, Earth's Final Hours, The Thing Below, Doomsday Prophecy, Try to Remember, Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber, Bringing Ashley Home, Family Sins, My Daughter Must Live, The Privileged, Seeds of Destruction, Paradox, Prosecuting Casey Anthony, A Decent Proposal, Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork & Mindy', Kick Me Down, The Zero Sum, The House
TV Shows V, Robson Arms, Into the West, Cardinal

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1 Member of The John Barry Seven (bass guitar) circa 1963/4.
2 Member of Manfred Mann (bass) circa 1962/3.



As Time Goes By 1992 TV Series Band Member
Only Fools and Horses.... 1989 TV Series Bass Player



Are You Being Served? 1977 music: "Rocking Rollers" - uncredited
The Opening of Misty Beethoven 1976 writer: "Confunktion" - uncredited



30 Years of 'Last of the Summer Wine' 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Bass
25 Years of 'Last of the Summer Wine' 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - bass guitarist (uncredited)

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