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Robert Maxwell


Harpist Robert Maxwell’s reputation surpassed that of Harpo Marx (a minimum of being a harpist), and once and for all reason. He produced many an excellent pop record without obtaining swallowed up by his traditional training and shows. He was created in NEW YORK, the boy of unmusical parents. Taking on the harp at age group ten, he earned a Lincoln SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL scholarship towards the Juilliard College of Music, where he researched under Giannini and Grandjany. After signing up for the Country wide Symphony Orchestra at age group 17 (their youngest member), he provided single recitals in NY and LA. Also in symphonic stints, he performed beneath the batons of Arturo Toscanini and Serge Koussevitsky. The Coastline Guard resulted in Maxwell’s first proper break as a favorite harpist, signifying a ham of the performer. His commanding official, Rudy Vallée, organized trips for Maxwell where he performed for servicemen. Out of this encounter, he discovered solo-performance existence and methods to make his device seem much less dainty and cherub-bound. At the moment, he joined a competition at radio train station KFI in LA and was granted second prize, despite the fact that he skipped the finals. Maxwell’s set of radio display credits, film looks (most likely all MGM), and tv performances is considerable, as are his engagements in resorts and theaters. He made an appearance on the tv screen displays of Milton Berle, Bob Wish, and Morton Downey, along with the Cavalcade of Celebrities. He was also the summertime alternative to Frank Sinatra on CBS. Along with his harp rigged out in electrical lights, he will need to have been amazing. His music was recognized by the smart use of book results, but hardly ever with mind-boggling gimmickery or cheesiness. His usage of overdubs (multi-tracking) was artful, and comic results were plentiful. Certainly, although classical and several additional musical forms had been in his repertoire, it had been Maxwell’s experience for pop music that quite normally made him well-known. When Maxwell organized, he always attempted something fresh. For actually well-worn aged chestnuts, he’d increase the beat, frequently with something sounding similar to rock. He made up “Ebb Tide” and “Shangri-La,” two main exotic requirements. Maxwell himself documented several versions of every throughout his profession.

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Full Name Robert Maxwell
Died November 5, 1991, Canary Islands, Spain
Profession Media proprietor, Publisher
Nationality British
Spouse Elisabeth Maxwell
Children Ghislaine Maxwell, Kevin Maxwell, Ian Maxwell, Isabel Maxwell, Christine Maxwell, Philip Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, Ann Maxwell, Karine Maxwell
Parents Mechel Hoch, Hannah Slomowitz
Awards Military Cross
Music Songs Song of the Nairobi Trio, Bubble, Bubble, Bubble, Little Dipper, Harp Tango, Harping on a Harp, Accidental Slip on an Oriental Rug, Ebb Tide, You Belong To My Heart, Shuffle off to Buffalo, Alice Blue Gown, Bing Bang Boomerang, The Simple Things, Happy Days Are Here Again, Chapel In The Pines, Shangri-La, Peg O' My Heart, Spaghetti Rag, Sleepy Lagoon, The Lamp Is Low, Second Avenue Scene, Magic Is the Moonlight, Limehouse Blues, Hong Kong Holiday, Caravan, Sing, Sing, Sing, Our Winter Love, Good Night, Sweetheart, Johnson Rag, Lefty's Hideout, Sequoia, Danse de la poupée, It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
Albums Spectacular Harps, Hi-Fi Harp, Music to Make You Starry-Eyed, The Lamp Is Low, Harpist's Holiday, Peg O' My Heart, A Song For All Seasons, Red Hot Harp, The Harp In Hi-Fi, Anytime, Harpistry in Rhythm, Harp Magic, Let's Get Away from It All, Zing! Went the Strings of My Harp, Spectacular Harps (Mono Version), Ebb Tide, Shangri-La

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1 Is portrayed by Steve Adams in Hollywoodland (2006)



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