John Cameron

Genres: Comedy Drama Jazz Soundtracks

Biography

1944, England. Cameron played piano from the age of six and in his teens performed and arranged semi-professionally. While studying music at Cambridge University he meanwhile played jazz piano in clubs and wrote chamber music. Later, while working in London clubs, he was asked by record producer Mickie Most to arrange ‘Sunshine Superman’ for Donovan. Cameron also composed ‘If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind’, a 60s hit for Cilla Black and a European hit almost four decades later for Agnetha Fältskog. He wrote library music used on television commercials and drama series and elsewhere. A notable tune from this period is his ‘Half Forgotten Daydreams’. In these and later years Cameron’s musical companions often included noted jazz names: trumpeters Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, trombonists Don Lusher, saxophonists Tony Coe, Tubby Hayes, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Harold McNair, Danny Moss, Ronnie Ross,...

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