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Nelson Riddle

American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator (1921-1985)

Nelson Riddle

American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator (1921-1985)
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birthday
1st
June, 1921
Death
6th
October, 1985
Birth Place
Oradell, New Jersey, U.S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. He worked with many world-famous vocalists at Capitol Records, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith. He scored and arranged music for many films and television shows, earning an Academy Award and three Grammy Awards. He found commercial and critical success with a new generation in the 1980s, in a trio of Platinum albums with Linda Ronstadt.

Associated Acts

Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Matt Monro, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney, Keely Smith, Linda Ronstadt

Birth Name

Nelson Smock Riddle Jr.

Genres

Traditional pop music, jazz, big band

Years Active

1940s 1980s

Name

Nelson Riddle

Nationality

United States of America

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