David Bedford

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

4 August 1937, London, England. A graduate from London’s Royal Academy of Music in London, this accomplished musician achieved considerable acclaim for his striking arrangements on Kevin Ayers’ debut, Joy Of A Toy, in 1969. Their working relationship was maintained on several subsequent releases and Bedford was also a member of the singer’s backing group, the Whole World, prior to embarking on an independent recording career. The artist’s first solo offering, Nurses Song With Elephants, was released in 1972. This eclectic, experimental collection featured former Whole World guitarist, Mike Oldfield, one of several fruitful collaborations that Bedford enjoyed. Roy Harper was another artist to benefit from the arranger’s intuitive talent, exemplified in such stellar achievements as ‘Me And My Woman’ (Stormcock) and ‘When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease’ (HQ). Bedford’s 1974 release, Star’s End, featured a...

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