Percy Faith

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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

7 April 1908, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 9 February 1976, Ericino, California, USA. During the 30s Faith worked extensively on radio in Canada, and moved to the USA in 1940 to take up a post with NBC. During the 50s he was musical director for Columbia Records, for whom he made a number of popular albums, mostly of mood music. He worked with Tony Bennett, with whom he had three million-selling singles, and, from 1950, also had several hits in his own right, including ‘Cross My Fingers’, ‘All My Love’, ‘On Top Of Old Smoky’ (vocal by Burl Ives), ‘Delicado’, ‘Song From The Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)’ (US number 1 in 1953), ‘Return To Paradise’ (1953), and ‘Theme From A Summer Place’, which reached number 1 in the US and number 2 in the UK charts in 1960. In Hollywood in the 50s Faith had composed several background film scores, including Love Me Or Leave Me (1955), the highly acclaimed...

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