David Dundas Musical Artist

Lord David Paul Nicholas Dundas (born 2 June 1945, Oxford, England) is an English musician known for his film and television scoring, having previously had chart success in the rock genre. Dundas is the son of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland, and was educated at Harrow and the Central School of Speech and Drama. His 1976 single "Jeans On" reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart, #17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #1 in the German Singles Charts, where the song remained 19 weeks in the Top Ten. The song originally appeared as a television advertising jingle for Brutus Jeans (the words used in the jingle - "I pull my Brutus jeans on" - were replaced with "I pull my old blue jeans on" for the single release). The single was later sampled by Fatboy Slim for his track "Sho Nuff" which was also used in an advert in 2006 for SEAT Ibiza. Dundas' follow-up single, "Another Funny Honeymoon" was a medium-sized hit, reaching #29 in the UK. Dundas performed the song live on the BBC Television show, Top of the Pops, in 1977. On 17 December 1971, Dundas married Corinna Maeve Wolfe Scott, and they had two children: They divorced in 1995.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 2nd, 1945
Place of birth
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Nationality
England

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children

Education

1. Harrow School Independent school

Harrow School, commonly known simply as "'Harrow", is an English independent school for boys situated in the town of Harrow, in north-west London. There is some evidence that there has been a school on the site since 1243 but the Harrow School of today was officially founded by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I in 1572. Harrow is one of the original nine public schools that were defined by the Public Schools Act 1868.

Type Boarding school
Founded
1572
Headquarters
5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, HA1 3HP - London, Greater London
Official web page www.harrowschool.org.uk
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Harrow School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Military Person
b. 1947., Noble person
b. 1940., TV Host
b. 1945., Businessperson
b. 1941., Novelist
b. 1946., Actor

2. Central School of Speech and Drama Educational Institution

Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London, was founded by Elsie Fogerty in 1906 to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young actors and other students. The School offers 100 undergraduate, postgraduate, research degrees, and short courses in acting, actor training, applied theatre, theatre crafts & making, design, drama therapy, movement, musical theatre, performance, producing, puppetry, research, scenography, stage management, teacher training, technical arts, voice, and writing. With over 55 academic staff, together with visiting artists and lecturers, Central contains the largest grouping of drama/theatre/performance specialists in the UK. The school has been a constituent college of the University of London since 2005.

Founded
1906
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Central School of Speech and Drama connected by profession and/or age

b. 1959., Musical Artist
b. 1950., Actor
b. 1941., Hard rock Artist
b. 1949., Actor
b. 1950., Actor
b. 1943., Actor
b. 1946., TV Host
b. 1941., Actor

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Withnail and I
October 2nd, 2006 Soundtrack
Rick Wentworth
Jeans On
1977 Single on gramophone record

Movie performances

1. When the Wind Blows (1986)

Animation, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
John Coates
2 Show list

When the Wind Blows is a 1986 British animated drama film directed by Jimmy Murakami based on Raymond Briggs' graphic novel of the same name. The film stars the voices of John Mills and Peggy Ashcroft as the two main characters. The film was Briggs' second collaboration with TVC, after their efforts with a special based on another work of his, The Snowman, in 1982. It was distributed by Recorded Releasing in the UK, and by Kings Road Entertainment in the United States. A subsequent graphic novel by Briggs, Ethel and Ernest, makes it clear that Briggs based the protagonist couple in When the Wind Blows on his own parents. When the Wind Blows is a hybrid of drawn animation and stop-motion animation. The characters of Jim and Hilda Bloggs are drawn, but their home and most of the objects in it are real objects that seldom move but are animated with stop motion when they do. The soundtrack album features music by Roger Waters and David Bowie, Genesis, Squeeze and Paul Hardcastle.

Awards

Top cast

Hilda Bloggs
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Nuclear holocaust
Nuclear warfare
Cold War
When the Wind Blows
English
United Kingdom

2. Mosquito Squadron (1969)

War, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
1 Show list

Mosquito Squadron is a 1969 British war film made by Oakmont Productions, directed by Boris Sagal and starring David McCallum, with a memorable music score, which was composed and conducted by Frank Cordell.

Awards

Top cast

Quint Munroe
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
World War II
Paul Beeson
English
United Kingdom

Movies music contribution

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy27.5
Drama27.5
Fantasy26.05
Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Music co-contributors External resources
Freddie as F.R.O.7
Animation,Adventure,Fantasy
1992
Jon Acevski
Norman Priggen
Jon Acevski
Rick Wentworth
How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Comedy,Fantasy
1989
David Wimbury
Rick Wentworth
Withnail and I
Comedy,Drama
1987
Denis O'Brien
Rick Wentworth
Private Road
Drama
1971
Andrew St. John
Michael Feast

Guest TV appearances

The Midnight Special

Program genre

Variety show

External resources

The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The ninety-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.nLike its syndicated late-night cousin Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, the show typically featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through March 1976 when singer Helen Reddy served as the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer and frequent guest host.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E10 November 19th, 1976

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