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Geoff Love

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b. 4 Sept 1917, Todmorden, Yorkshire, Britain, d. 8 July 1991, London, Britain. Like was a musical movie director, arranger, composer and something from the UK’s most widely used easy-listening music personalities. His dad, Kid Like, was World Champ fine sand dancer, and found the united kingdom from the united states. Geoff Love discovered to try out the trombone in his regional brass music group and produced his initial broadcast in 1937 on Radio Normandy. He transferred south of Britain, and used violinist Jan Ralfini’s Dance Orchestra in London and with the Alan Green Music group in Hastings. After six years within the military during World Battle II, he became a member of Harry Silver’s BITS OF Eight in 1946, and remained with them until 1949, offering the vocal on the effective record, ‘Blue Ribbon Gal’. In 1955, Like produced his own music group for the tv screen show OUT, and soon soon after started documenting for Columbia Information along with his Orchestra and Concert Orchestra. He previously his first strike in 1958, using a cover-version of Perez Prado’s cha-cha-cha ‘Patricia’, and produced many albums including Enchanted Evenings, OUR PERSONAL and Thanks a lot For The Storage (Academy Award Being successful Music). In 1959, Like started to discharge some recordings beneath the pseudonym, Manuel And His Music FROM THE Mountains, which demonstrated be immensely effective. Besides his very own orchestral records, Appreciate supplied the accompaniment and agreements on record, and in concert, for most popular artists such as for example Connie Francis, Russ Conway, Paul Robeson, Judy Garland, Frankie Vaughan, Johnny Mathis, Des O’Connor, Ken Dodd, Marlene Dietrich and Gracie Areas. Within the 70s, he produced just one more group, Billy’s Banjo Music group, later referred to as Geoff Like’s Banjo Music group, while still having strikes under his very own name with Big Battle Themes, Big American Movie Designs and Big Like Movie Designs. He also capitalized in the past due 70s dance trend with several amounts of Geoff Like’s Big Disco Audio, while keeping his more conventional picture with Waltzes With Like and Tangos With Like. He was regularly well-known on radio, and on tv, where, besides performing the orchestra, he was specifically effective like a comic foil to Maximum Bygraves on his Singalongamax, and related series. Like’s compositions add the Latin-styled ‘La Rosa Negra’ towards the theme for the strike television situation humor, Bless This Home. His prolific record output included mainly film or tv themes. His kid Adrian (b. 3 August 1944, York, Britain, d. 10 March 1999, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Britain) was a well-known and well-known radio broadcaster.

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Full Name Geoff Love
Music Songs Somewhere My Love, Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez, Honeymoon Song, Love Is Blue, Spanish Flea, High Noon, Y Viva Espana, Theme From a Summer Place, A Man and a Woman, The Breeze and I, Island in the Sun, Annie's Song, The Virginian, Mountain Carnival, Ebb Tide, Lisboa Antigua, El Bimbo, The Big Country, When Forever Has Gone, Magic Fountains, The Sun, the Sea and the Sky, Sunrise, Sunset, Spanish Eyes, The Green Leaves Of Summer, Spanish Harlem, Gun Law, Love Theme From "Spartacus", Wagons Ho, Bali Ha'i, The Homecoming, Games That Lovers Play, Strange Oasis
Albums The Music of the Mountains, Manuel & His Music of the Mountains, Manuel Meets Pepe Jaramillo, Voices of the Mountains, Manuel and the Music of the Movies, Manuel and the Music of the Mountains: Mountain Carnival (Remastered), Big Western Movie Themes, The Sun, the Sea and the Sky, Bolero!, Black Magic, Super Natural, MFP's Minstrel Show for Children (feat. Geoff Love), Magic Fountains, Blue Tango and Other Classics, Ecstasy, Beyond the Mountains, Mirage, Carnival, Autumn Leaves, Exotica, Sunrise Sunset, Películas Famosas en Concierto, Cascade, El Bimbo, You and the Night and the Music, The Biggest Pub Party in the World: 36 Boozy Ballads, Masquerade, Sing with Vera, Blue Waters, Reflections, Mountain Fire, Y Viva Espana, Mardi Gras, The Magic of Manuel and the Music of the Mountains, Mountain Fiesta, Great Western Themes, This is Manuel, Reflections/Carnival, Geoff Love Collection, Latin Hits, Big War Movie Themes, Mountain Carnival, Relaxation & Meditation Vol. 10: Relax and Feelings, Golden Oldies, The Special Magic of Vera Lynn, Manuel & His Music From the Mountains, Latin Fiesta, Viva Carmen!, Top 65 Classics - The Very Best of Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains, Latin Adventures, Somewhere My Love


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1 Former trombonist with Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight
2 His son, Adrian Love (1944-1997), was a well-known DJ and presenter for BBC Radio 1 & 2 and other stations.
3 His father, Kid Love, was World Champion sand dancer, and came to the UK from the USA.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bless This House 1971-1976 TV Series composer - 53 episodes
Cribbins 1970 TV Series music director - 4 episodes
According to Dora 1968 TV Series music director - 7 episodes
The Dream Maker 1963 music arranger - uncredited
Follow the Boys 1963 arranger and conductor: songs
Six-Five Special 1958 musical director
Salute to Show Business 1957 TV Movie orchestra conductor
A Yank in Ermine 1955 music arranger: Johann Strauss Jr - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bassie en Adriaan en de huilende professor 1982 TV Mini-Series performer - 3 episodes
Along the Way 1972 arranger: "Beyond the Mountains"
Six-Five Special 1958 music: "Ice Blue" uncredited, "Six-Five Jive"
Spectre 2015/I arranger: "One Furtive Tear L'Elisir D'Amore" / performer: "One Furtive Tear L'Elisir D'Amore"
Waterloo Road 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Moone Boy 2012 TV Series performer: "Tico's Tune" - uncredited
The Gruen Transfer 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Efficiency Expert 1992 performer: "Deep In the Heart of Texas"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Fortunes 1982 TV Series Himself
Max Bygraves Side by Side 1978-1982 TV Series Himself - and His Orchestra
Looks Familiar 1981 TV Series Himself - Guest
Filmharmonic '80 1980 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
This Is Your Life 1975 TV Series documentary Himself
Max Bygraves at the Royalty 1972 TV Series Himself - and His Orchestra
Max 1969-1970 TV Series Himself - and His Orchestra
Frost on Sunday 1970 TV Series Himself
The Max Bygraves Hour 1970 TV Special Himself - and His Orchestra
The Dream Maker 1963 Himself - Cameo appearance
Russ Conway 1960-1961 TV Series Himself - and his Orchestra / Himself
Juke Box Jury 1960 TV Series Himself - Panellist

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