Roger Webb

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Roger Webb (7 April 1934 in Bristol – 19 December 2002 in London) was a British songwriter and jazz pianist best known for leading Roger Webb's Trio (1964–65) for television series and club performances, and Roger Webb's Orchestra.

His songs were sung by Bette Davis, Rex Harrison, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Danny Williams and others.

His film work included music for British movies such as One Brief Summer (1970), Burke & Hare (1971), Bartleby (1972), Au Pair Girls (1972), Bedtime with Rosie (1974),[1] The Amorous Milkman (1975), What's Up Nurse! (1977), The Godsend (1980), and Riders (1993). His TV work includes the opening themes of Strange Report, Hammer House of Horror, and The Gentle Touch, and the opening theme used from series 2 onwards of George and Mildred. With Geoff Love he provided orchestral arrangements for The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray. He also worked with Dee Shipman on the musical Emma.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin J. Donnelly Pop music in British cinema: a chronicle 2001 - Page 76 "Roger Webb. Song - Danny Street - Rosie (Roger Webb, Dee Shipman).