|Genres:||Comedy Movies Easy Listening Pop / Rock|
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|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Wikipedia|
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 Place, in London. While in his teens he worked for a firm of music publishers, before taking a job as assistant producer Top Rank Records. During his National Service in the Army, Hatch was a staff arranger with the Band of the Coldstream Guards, and continued to work part time as a freelance producer with Pye Records and Top Rank. For the latter label he wrote (under the nom de plume of Mark Anthony) and produced Gary Mills recording of Look for A Star, which was a UK and US hit. After his release from the Forces, Hatch joined Pye on a full time basis, and soon had his own...