4 August 1937, London, England. A graduate from Londons 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 singers backing group, the Whole World, prior to embarking on an independent recording career. The artists 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 arrangers intuitive talent, exemplified in such stellar achievements as Me And My Woman (Stormcock) and When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease (HQ). Bedfords 1974 release, Stars End, featured a...