Johnny Keating

John Keating was born on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, September 10, 1927. John began his career as an arranger with Ted Heath’s swing band. He then moved on to arrange many top ten hits for Eden Kane and Adam Faith, who were both born in Edinburgh. He scored the soundtracks for Robbery and The Innocent Bystanders back in the UK. He composed two classic compositions, Overture 100 Pipers, and Hebridean Impressions. Both premiered at Royal Albert Hall in the presence the Right Hon. John conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Earl Mountbatten. Hebridean Impressions was recorded by the same orchestra and Bernard Hermann, conducting the New Philharmonic Orchestra. John also produced and programmed a synthesized version of Hebridean Impressions for EMI. This was recorded by the Electronic Philharmonic Orchestra. John has written and arranged many greats, including Ray Anthony, Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Hodges and Mel TormZe. Shirley Horn was also featured on the CD I Remember Miles, where she won the 1999 Grammy Award as Jazz Singer of the year. Everton FC adopted John’s Theme From Z Cars as their main song 35 years ago. It remains so today. Theme from Z Cars, John Keating Conducts (with London Symphony Orchestra), Ireland, Big Band Percussion, Ted Heath, and Space Experience are other hits. Space Experience, with its unique sound techniques, was groundbreaking and won awards. The singer also wrote extensive notes about the booklet that came with his fourth album set Forty Years The Artistic of Tony Bennett (87 titles), which he said of John Keatings The Very Thought of You. “This was my favorite record to date.” from

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