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Frank Chacksfield - 99% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 May 1914, Battle, Sussex, England, d. 9 June 1995. After early training on the piano and organ, Chacksfield led small groups in the late 30s before becoming arranger for the Stars In Battledress entertainment unit in World War II. His first radio broadcast was Original Songs At The Piano from Glasgow, and during the late 40s he worked with comedian Charlie Chester’s S Read more

Ronnie Aldrich - 87% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Big Band & Swing Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 February 1916, Erith, Kent, England, d. 30 September 1993. As a gifted young pianist Aldrich undertook extensive studies, including a period at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Later, he worked with the Folkestone Municipal Orchestra before his career was interrupted by World War II. During the war he played piano and arranged for the RAF Dance Orchestra, remainin Read more

Helmut Zacharias - 85% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Big Band & Swing Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1920, Berlin, Germany, d. 28 February 2002. This violinist, arranger, composer and band leader was raised in Berlin. At the age of three he was given a toy violin by his father, himself a professional violinist. The gift was soon replaced by the real thing, and at the age of six he was on the cabaret stage of the Faun on Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse. At the age Read more

Stanley Black - 84% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 June 1913, London, England, d. 26 November 2002, London, England. This highly talented pianist, arranger, composer and conductor was one of the leading figures in UK light and popular music. At the age of seven, Black began learning the piano and later studied at the Matthay School of Music. His first composition, when he was aged 12, was broadcast by the BBC Symphony Orc Read more

Mantovani - 47% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, 15 November 1905, Venice, Italy, d. 30 March 1980, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. A violinist, pianist, musical director, conductor, composer and arranger, Mantovani was one of the most successful orchestra leaders and album sellers in the history of popular music. His father was principal violinist at La Scala, Milan, under Arturo Toscanini, and a Read more

Mantovani Orchestra - 47% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Easy Listening
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Si Zentner - 37% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Simon H. Zentner, 13 June 1917, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 January 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. After learning to play the trombone as a child, Zentner played in and around New York before joining Les Brown in 1940. During the 40s he played in a number of bands, including those led by Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey, and at the end of the decade entered a long period Read more

Don Costa - 34% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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10 June 1925, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 19 January 1983, New York, USA. The youngest of five children, Costa taught himself to play the guitar by the age of eight, and at 15 was a member of the CBS radio orchestra in Boston. In his spare time he loved to dance the jitterbug. After starting as a musical arranger in radio in the 40s, Costa moved into the recording busines Read more

Dave Pell - 30% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 February 1925, New York City, New York, USA. Pell played clarinet at the age of 13, later switching to tenor saxophone. In the 40s he was with Bobby Sherwood and Tony Pastor, then settled in Los Angeles playing with Bob Crosby and Les Brown. Although active in the studios, in 1953 he formed an octet for jazz dates. Among many leaders, he recorded with Chet Baker, Shorty R Read more

Henry Jerome - 29% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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12 November 1917, New York, USA. Jerome formed his dance band orchestra in 1932 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA. Comprising eight to ten musicians, with vocalists Frank Warren and David Allen, their greatest impact came through frequent radio exposure on the Dinner At The Green Room show on the ABC network. This was broadcast remote from the Green Room of the Hotel Edison in Ne Read more

Les Elgart - 29% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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Tony Hatch - 19% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 June 1939, Pinner, Middlesex, England. After reaching the UK Top 50 under his own name in 1962 with the light orchestral piece, ‘Out Of This World’, Hatch emerged as a respected songwriter, arranger, and producer of immensely popular hit records. He began taking piano lessons at the age of four, and when he was 10, joined the choir of All Souls Church, Langham P Read more

Carmen Cavallaro - 18% match to Peter Nero

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 May 1913, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 October 1989, Columbus, Ohio, USA. a classically trained musician, Cavallaro played piano with various outfits, including those led by Abe Lyman and Rudy Vallee, before deciding to form his own dance band in 1939. He became very popular with diners and dancers at some of New York’s ‘swankier’ hotels and ballrooms Read more


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