Stanley Black

Stanley Black, 1913-2002

Lived at: 8 Linnel Close

Profession: Bandleader and Composer

About his life:
  • BBC Orchestra performed one of his first compositions when he was only twelve years old
  • Toured South America as a part of a double piano act with Norman Yarlett (1937)
  • Became director of the BBC’s house dance band (1944)
  • Arranged and composed soundtracks for nearly 200 films (1946-1975)
  • Advocated popularizing music, commenting that ‘West Side Story should be in the same programme as Beethoven’

Stanley Black
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