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Paul Korda


English singer/songwriter Paul Korda was practically given birth to in to the music scene — his father, Tibor Kunstler, was a classically qualified violinist and singer, been trained in Budapest with La Scala, who subsequently switched to saxophone and used Coleman Hawkins on the tour from the second option of Eastern Europe; his mom was a vocalist who’d done stage and in films, in addition to with rings led by famous brands Stephan Grapelli and Joe Reduction; and two of his aunts and his maternal grandmother, Florence Wright Lenner, had been well-known singers aswell. Korda himself dropped in to the folk revival picture in London’s Soho, crossing pathways within the middle-’60s with such potential luminaries as Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Kitty Stevens, Noel Redding, and Reg Dwight (aka Elton John), while also learning photography. He structured a folk golf club at Harrow Complex University, but he also paid attention to a fair quantity of rock and roll & move — and it had been through his a friendly relationship with Noel Redding that he chanced to meet up Jimi Hendrix and provided away his very own opening evening at Mayfair’s 7½ Membership towards the American guitarist, first from the latter’s profession. He cut an individual of his very own through the 1960s, “Seriously House,” for EMI’s Columbia Information imprint, and was agreed upon being a songwriter to Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Music submitting business, where he had written “ENOUGH TIME Has Arrive” for P.P. Arnold, which became popular in Britain. Korda shifted between two profession paths, being a manufacturer at EMI along with a musician and documenting musician in his very own right, for a lot of the past due ’60s, even while he squeezed within a stint in the initial London ensemble of Locks (where he sang “Electric powered Blues”), alongside potential British pop superstar Marsha Hunt. Korda was a guy of several parts during this time period — though employed in movie theater and playing rock and roll music, he maintained his middle-’60s folkie’s orientation about cultural problems, and became a prominent protest vocalist, stepping out in the front on topics like the treatment of England’s pension recipients. He was sufficiently well-connected musically in order that when he lower his initial record, Passing Stranger, in 1971, he was supported by famous brands Chris Spedding and Madeline Bell. Sadly, the record was pulled immediately after release because of a state (unfounded since it proved) that Immediate still got him under agreement. It ultimately got Korda 3 years to earn his combat with Immediate Information. By enough time he was absolve to record by himself, music had shifted well at night 1960s, and Korda may have discovered himself forgotten. Fortunately, he was contacted by Roger Daltrey from the Who, who was simply going to record his initial solo record. Daltrey was also among the members from the Who who was simply not self-sufficient within the songwriting section, and Korda eventually placed three tunes on Daltrey’s Trip a Rock Equine album, which produced the very best 20 on both edges from the Atlantic. He also resumed carrying out with an unusual gig at New York’s ANOTHER End, where he do remarkably well in a week-long engagement with Daryl Pettiford following a opportunity review in Range. He consequently relocated to LA and restarted his documenting profession around the Janus label, and loved a huge transmit hit using the track “Manhattan” from his album Dance within the Aisles. The record label proceeded to go bankrupt shortly after, nevertheless, and on the next couple of years Korda’s biggest successes would arrive as a songwriter, and obtaining his work put into various locations, including television. Through the 1980s, he previously a small part within the film This Is Vertebral Tap, and in addition done albums with Alan Holdsworth and Jack port Bruce. He provides since resumed his dedication to coping with cultural issues, this time around within the framework of metropolitan America, and in addition continued writing tracks, in addition to one musical, ARRIVING AT, which addresses areas of psychic lifestyle within the post-9/11 globe. And he provides continuing to dabble in performing, portraying the Governor’s dignitary within the film Pirates from the Caribbean.

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Full Name Paul Korda
Profession Actor, Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Music Arranger
Nationality English
Parents Tibor Kunstler, Shirley Lenner
Music Songs Between the Road, I Wait for You, Living in the Sky, Child-Free of Reason, Written on the Wind, Waiter, Get Me A Drink, English Country Garden, New From The Past, More Than a Friend, Down At The Dive, The Circus, Worldwide Attention, Seeds of Situation, Underhanded, Hiding in Danger, Freeway to the Stars, Alone Together, Loving Emotion, Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Language of Love, Into Your Station, Morning Wakes the Sun, Mud Mother, End of the Line, Under Other Skies, Ode to the Ministry, Pass Me Winter, Sunny in the Dawn, Living for the Moon, Return to Innocence, A Passing Stranger, Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Albums Passing Stranger, Dancing in the Aisles, Not for Robots, In the Key of See, Seeds, Early Years

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My Name Is Earl 2008 TV Series Garry 'black' homeless man
The Pink Panther 2006 Pierre Fuquette (uncredited)
Desperate Housewives 2005 TV Series Betty's Conductor
After the Sunset 2004 Museum Director (uncredited)
Criminal 2004 Hannigan's Entourage (uncredited)
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Rock star, LA party guest (uncredited)

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