Friday, July 22, 2005

Barry Gray !




Barry Gray was born in Lancashire, England, early in the 20th century and proved a natural musician at a young age. He later studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and at Blackburn Cathedral and took up the study of composition with Hungarian composer Matyas Sieber (s'il vous plait).
He began his music career writing arrangements for Feldman publishers in London, principally of theater music, and subsequently joined Radio Normandy in the 1930s.
After several years as musical assistant to Eartha Kitt, Hoagy Carmichael and Vera Lynn, in 1956 he began a long and successful association with producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, scoring popular marionation series such as Twizzle, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds.
He died of heart disease on 26 April 1984, age 75.

The Barry Gray Orchestra - Stingray !

The Barry Gray Orchestra - Captain Scarlet

The Barry Gray Orchestra - Joe 90


5 Comments:

Blogger guapo said...

love it, especially "Stingray". But you forgot that other classic Barry Gray tune "That Dangerous Game"! have a great weekend and i`m jealous that you saw the stooges!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanks a lot!
I'll be here tomorrow for the last post before holidays...Hooray !

6:34 PM  
Blogger smithee said...

Raaaah , c'est du tout bon ça !!!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merci Révérend, pour ses bons sons qui nous font dresser les esgourdes...

2:20 PM  
Anonymous wilyrover said...

I come from Barry Gray's home town of Blackburn. His importance hasn't even been recognised here. Very sad indeed

6:16 PM  

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