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Tony Hatch

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Although Tony Hatch had success in a variety of segments from the entertainment industry through the ’60s onwards, he’ll be best remembered for his are a producer and songwriter for many Uk pop and rock famous actors within the ’60s. As an employee manufacturer at Pye Information, Hatch caused the Searchers, Petula Clark, his wife, Jackie Trent, and on many middle-’60s singles by David Bowie, a long time before that vocalist got become well-known. Hatch’s productions boasted a clean and well-arranged audio that, especially on his collaborations with Petula Clark, shown some traces of mainstream pop and Broadway. Hatch began notching up successes being a songwriter in the first ’60s, including Garry Mills’ “Choose a Superstar.” His most crucial role in direct British rock and roll music was as manufacturer through the Searchers’ 1963-1966 industrial excellent, a period which noticed them band up all their big strikes. The Searchers’ information boasted well-balanced vocal harmonies and melodic guitars, occasionally performed on 12-string versions, that at their most intensifying expected the jangle that could become a excellent feature of folk-rock. Hatch also had written their second United kingdom hit one, “Glucose and Spice,” beneath the pseudonym Fred Nightingale. Hatch still left his biggest imprint, nevertheless, for the big worldwide strikes by Petula Clark within the middle-’60s. These experienced enough mod golf swing to sell to some rock audience, but additionally enough show-bizzy horns and theatrical-type piano to generate old listeners. The plans experienced a grand sweep that recalled stage musicals. Furthermore to generating, Hatch was crucial to Clark like a songwriter, providing, either as single writer or co-writer (occasionally with Clark herself), a lot of her greatest materials: “Downtown,” “My Like,” “I UNDERSTAND a location,” “Contact Me,” and “AN INDICATOR of the days,” to mention just probably the most celebrated illustrations, are Hatch compositions. Hatch also deserves a great deal of credit for placing Clark within the worldwide spotlight in the first place. In 1964, Clark was in the verge of quitting on preserving her stardom in Britain, and only focusing her initiatives on France (where she was extremely big, and frequently recorded within the French vocabulary). Hatch visited France to try out her some tracks to consider saving for the English-speaking marketplace, and wasn’t in a position to produce anything Petula enjoyed until, away from desperation, he performed a composition inspired by American spirit, although he didn’t think Clark was the right artist for this. This was, needless to say, “Downtown; ” Clark treasured it, documented it, and her profession revived in Britain, the one also getting her initial American strike. Hatch got a fair quantity of success using a vocalist/songwriter who relatively recalled Petula Clark, but who was simply even more within the mainstream pop world, Jackie Trent. Trent and Hatch also started writing together, obtaining a number one United kingdom strike with “Where HAVE YOU BEEN Now (My Like)” in 1965. The Hatch-Trent songwriting group couldn’t produce other big United kingdom strikes for Trent, but do pen some strikes for Clark, such as for example “Color My Globe” and “Don’t Rest within the Subway.” Moody balladeer Scott Walker got a British strike with Hatch-Trent’s “Joanna.” Hatch also documented some duets with Trent and produced some instrumental recordings under his very own name, which collected some belated hipness if they had been included on some Compact disc compilations aimed toward the lounge revival masses. Hatch experienced a small component in David Bowie’s early profession, generating three singles in 1966. This is a time of which the youthful Bowie, still in his teenagers, was still groping for a method, and combining Hatch’s orchestral predilections with whatever Bowie was discovering was a tiny mismatch. Hatch’s stamp is specially audible from the very best monitor from Bowie’s short stick with Pye Information, “Can’t Help CONSIDERING Me,” that includes a piano audio straight from Petula Clark’s “Downtown.” Within the ’70s, Hatch experienced some more achievement as a maker of British strikes by performers’ acts not really remembered much today, including David Parton and Nice Feeling. He and Trent published several musicals that experienced London runs, and finally relocated to Australia. Hatch also published some tv music, including work with the British cleaning soap opera “Crossroads” as well as the theme tune to “Neighbours.”

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Full Name Tony Hatch
Profession Music producers., Songwriter, Pianist, Film Score Composer
Nationality British, English
Spouse Maggie Clough, Jackie Trent
Music Songs Forget Him, Where Are You Now My Love, Sounds of the Seventies, Crossroads Theme, You'd Better Come Home, Man Alive, Soul Coaxing, Music to Watch Girls By, Memories of Summer, A Latin Happening, Latin Satin, Opposite Your Smile, A Man and a Woman, When Summertime is Over, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Rhoom Ba-Cha, The Champions: Theme, Out of This World, Emmerdale Farm Theme, Black Is Black, Mr. And Mrs., Light My Fire, Somewhere My Love, An Occasional Man, Herbin', Call Me, The Persuaders!: Gotta Get Away, Ben Casey, Brasilia Mission, Emmerdale Theme, Beautiful in the Rain, Look for a Star
Albums A Latin Happening, The Essential Tony Hatch, Grooves Hits and Themes (disc 1: The Tony Hatch Orchestra & Sound), Out of This World - EP, La Paloma, Last Summer, Golden Hits, Hatchbox: The Original Album Collection, Side Saddle, Perry Mason, The Singles Collection 1959 - 1962, Ben Casey
Movies Sweeney 2, Travels with My Aunt, Just for Fun


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neighbours 1985-2016 TV Series composer - 8,908 episodes
Emmerdale 1972-2016 TV Series composer - 4,886 episodes
The Variety Club Tribute to Esther Rantzen 2004 TV Special composer: theme music
Crossroads 2001-2003 TV Series composer - 411 episodes
Crossroads 1964-1988 TV Series composer - 4,241 episodes
Backs to the Land 1977-1978 TV Series theme song - 19 episodes
Sweeney 2 1978 conductor
Mr & Mrs 1977 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Hadleigh 1976 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Man Alive 1975 TV Series documentary composer - 1 episode
Travels with My Aunt 1972 conductor
The Doctors TV Series theme tune - 160 episodes, 1969 - 1971 composer - 1 episode, 1969
Crossroads: A Celebration 1971 TV Movie composer: theme music
Who-Dun-It 1969 TV Series composer - 1 episode
The Champions TV Series composer - 29 episodes, 1968 - 1969 theme arranger - 1 episode, 1968
Sportsnight 1968 TV Series composer: theme music
Quiz Ball 1966 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Daggers Drawn 1964 musical director

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timeshift 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Not Fade Away 2012 writer: "Downtown"
White Heat 2012 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Rampart 2011 writer: "Downtown"
20 to 1 2010-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Eric & Ernie 2011 TV Movie lyrics: "Positive Thinking" / music: "Positive Thinking"
Mad Men 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heartbeats 2010 writer: "Viens Changer Ma Vie Colour my World"
Lost in Austen 2008 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vivement dimanche 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lost 2006-2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
An American Crime 2007 writer: "Downtown"
Gilmore Girls 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arrested Development 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Downtown: A Street Tale 2004 writer: "Downtown" remake
High Chaparall 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monster 2003 writer: "Sugar and Spice" 1963
Liquid Assets 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Cleo 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Birthday Girl 2001 writer: "Sugar and Spice"
Night Visions 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lindenstraße 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Anniversary Party 2001 writer: "I Know A Place"
Rebelové 2001 music: "Pátá /Down Town/"
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog 2000 writer: "Downtown", "Sign of the Times", "Don't Sleep in the Subway", "My Love" / writer: "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love" - as Hatch
Waydowntown 2000 writer: "Downtown" French version
Girl, Interrupted 1999 writer: "Downtown"
Stars in Their Eyes 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 writer: "Call Me", "Downtown"
Will & Grace 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993-1998 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Game 1997 writer: "Call Me"
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 writer: "Call Me"
Twin Town 1997 writer: "The Other Man's Grass is Always Greener", "Downtown"
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 1996 music: "Messing About On The River"
Mother 1996/II "Downtown"
Seinfeld 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hustruer III 1996 writer: "Down Town" - as Hatch
Cracker 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993 writer: "Downtown"
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio Flyer 1992 writer: "Downtown"
Veljet 1991 Documentary writer: "Kolmatta linjaa takaisin Beautiful in the Rain"
Flight of the Intruder 1991 "Downtown"
One Foot in the Grave 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
First and Last 1989 TV Movie writer: "Neighbours" - uncredited
When Harry Met Sally... 1989 writer: "Call Me"
Moonlighting 1988 TV Series music - 1 episode
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 writer: "Sugar And Spice" - as Fred Nightingale
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise 1987 writer: "Call Me"
Irgendwie und sowieso 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
St. Elsewhere 1986 TV Series 1 episode
Crossroads Revisited 1985 TV Movie music: "Theme from Crossroads" - uncredited
Acceptable Levels 1985 music: "Downtown" - uncredited
Crossroads TV Series 4 episodes, 1976 - 1980 music - 1 episode, 1978
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special writer: "Downtown"
Jaws 2 1978 writer: "Downtown" - uncredited
Backs to the Land 1977 TV Series writer: "Backs to the Land"
Quincy M.E. 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974-1975 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973-1975 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Girl from the Red Cabaret 1973 writer: "I've Got It Lo tengo", "Everything Happens Todo es posible", "Wasn't it Great Chica, no llores"
Travels with My Aunt 1972 music: "Serenade of Love"
The Persuaders! 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1970 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sounds Like Us 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway 1969 TV Movie writer: "The Two of Us"
The Lawrence Welk Show 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Here's Lucy 1968 TV Series 1 episode
Petula 1968 TV Special writer: "Downtown", "Who am I?", "Colour My World", "Don't Sleep in the Subway", "The Other Man's Grass is Always Greener", "Music", "Just Say Goodbye", "The Life and Soul of the Party", "Have Another Dream on Me"
D'hier et d'aujourd'hui 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Run for Your Life 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II 1966 TV Special writer: "Downtown" - uncredited
The Go!! Show 1966 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Quiller Memorandum 1966 writer: "Downtown" - uncredited
Bandstand 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1964-1966 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Shivaree 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Beatles at Shea Stadium 1966 TV Movie documentary writer: "Downtown"
The Big T.N.T. Show 1966 Documentary writer: "Downtown", "You're the One", "My Love"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Wednesday Play 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hollywood Palace 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Out 1964 writer: "Saturday Night Out" - as Mark Anthony
Daggers Drawn 1964 "Filature", "Ascenseur", "Thème Petula", "Blousons Noirs", "Françoise", "Le Trésor"
The Eurovision Song Contest 1964 TV Special writer: "I Love The Little Things"
Father Came Too! 1964 lyrics: "The Scrubbers Song"
It's Dark Outside 1964 TV Series writer: "Where Are You Now, My Love"
Mr & Mrs 1964 TV Series "Mr&Mrs"
Stork Talk 1962 writer: "Stork Talk"
Operasjon Løvsprett 1962 writer: "Brother Bill"
Circus of Horrors 1960 writer: "Look For a Star" - as Mark Anthony
The Simpsons 1993-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tu cara me suena 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Queen of Ireland 2015 Documentary performer: "Sounds of the Seventies" / writer: "Sounds of the Seventies"
American Horror Story 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Man 2015/III Short music: "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love"
Aquarius 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Neighbours' - uncredited
Breakfast 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
State of Bacon 2014 performer: "Iowa" / writer: "Iowa"
Glee 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Child 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neighbours 1985 TV Series 2 episodes
Waterloo Station 1983 TV Series
Airline 1982 TV Series 9 episodes
The Secret of Seagull Island 1981
Seagull Island 1981 TV Mini-Series 5 episodes
The Rock Nativity 1980 TV Movie music
Sweeney 2 1978
Hadleigh 1973-1976 TV Series 26 episodes
The Girl from the Red Cabaret 1973
Crossroads 1966-1973 TV Series 4 episodes
Full House 1973 TV Series 1 episode
Travels with My Aunt 1972
Mr and Mrs Music 1968 TV Movie
Just for Fun 1963
Stork Talk 1962

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sound of ITV: The Nation's Favourite Theme Tunes 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Composer & This is Your Life guest / Composer, Emmerdale Farm
The Fabulous Alexander Brothers 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Talent Show Story 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Composer
Cash in the Celebrity Attic 2010 TV Series Himself
The Funny Side of... 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
When Britain First Had Talent 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Morning 2004 TV Series Himself
Jukebox Heroes 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Petula Clark: This Is My Song 2001 TV Movie Himself
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell 2000 TV Special Himself
Don't Call Us 1999 TV Short Himself
This Is Your Life 1975-1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Tony Hatch & All Kinds of Music 1978 TV Movie Himself
Seaside Special 1978 TV Series Himself
The Tony Hatch Music Show 1977 TV Movie Himself
New Faces 1974-1976 TV Series Himself - Panellist / Himself - Judge
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club 1975 TV Series Himself
The Golden Shot 1974 TV Series Himself
After All I've Been Through 1974 TV Movie documentary
Look Who's Talking 1973 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Saturday Variety 1972 TV Series Himself
Glamour... 1971 TV Series Himself
The Melodies Linger On 1971 TV Series Himself
International Cabaret 1969 TV Series Himself
Mr and Mrs Music 1968 TV Movie Himself - Host
All Systems Freeman 1968 TV Series Himself
Juke Box Jury 1964-1967 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Here Come the Girls 1963 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Talent Show Story 2012 TV Series documentary Himself

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