Arthur Greenslade

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Arthur Greenslade (4 May 1923  – 27 November 2003) was a British conductor and arranger for films and television, as well as for a number of performers. He was most musically active in the 1960s and 1970s.[1]

Greenslade was born in Northfleet, Kent. In the 1950s, he was pianist and arranger with the Oscar Rabin Band.[1] He has arranged for Jack Jones, Chris Farlowe, Serge Gainsbourg, Genesis, Cat Stevens, Diana Ross, Dusty Springfield, The Bachelors and Kinderjazz.[1] For Shirley Bassey, he arranged "Goldfinger" and "Send in the Clowns". He has conducted orchestras in the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and was Bassey's musical director.[1][2]

With Andrew Oldham he wrote "Headlines", the B-side of "Ride On Baby" (IM 038), by Chris Farlowe, which was released in 1966.[3]

Greenslade also conducted some easy listening recordings. He conducted the orchestra for Rod McKuen's first television special, which aired on NBC in May 1969.[1][4] He also arranged Ireland's 1973 Eurovision Song Contest entry, "Do I Dream", sung by Maxi.

Greenslade died, aged 80, in Sydney, Australia.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Bruce Eder. "Arthur Greenslade | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "THE BASSEY BLOG | Unofficial Dame Shirley Bassey News and Features". Songsofshirleybassey.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Chris Farlowe - Ride On Baby (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 27 October 1966. Retrieved 14 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. TV GUIDE, Carolina-Tennessee Edition, 10–16 May 1969, p A-10.