Geraldo Musical Artist

Gerald Walcan Bright, better known as Geraldo (10 August 1904, London, England – 4 May 1974, Vevey, Switzerland) was an English bandleader. He adopted the name "Geraldo" in 1930 to become one of the most popular British dance band leaders of the 1930s with his "sweet music" and his "Gaucho Tango Orchestra". During the 1940s, he modernized his style to continue enjoying great success. He played piano and organ and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He started his career as a pianist playing for silent films. Geraldo became a major figure on the British entertainment scene for four decades, having fronted just about every kind of ensemble and influenced the successful careers of numerous top singers. For his broadcasts he varied the style of his orchestra quite considerably, and a particular series Tip Top Tunes (employing a full string section alongside the usual dance band) enjoyed great popularity. Several commercial recordings were made, spotlighting the considerable arranging talents of the young Wally Stott (better known in the US as Angela Morley) .

Personal details

Date of birth
August 10th, 1904
Nationality
England
Date of death
May 4th, 1974 at age of 69
Place of death
Vevey

Education

1. Royal Academy of Music Colleges/University

The Royal Academy of Music is a conservatoire in London, England and a constituent college of the University of London. Founded by Lord Burghersh in 1822 with the help and ideas of the French harpist and composer Nicolas Bochsa, it is Britain's oldest degree-granting music school. The Academy was granted a Royal Charter by King George IV in 1830. It is a registered charity under English law.

Type Music school
Founded
1822
Headquarters
Marylebone Road, London, England
Official web page www.ram.ac.uk
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Royal Academy of Music connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1908., Musical Artist
b. 1942., Musical Artist
b. 1986., Musical Artist
b. 1963., Musical Artist
b. 1987., Musical Artist
b. 1878., Musical Artist
b. 1976., Musical Artist

Movie performances

1. We'll Meet Again (1943)

Musical
played Gerry
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
Ben Henry
Philip Brandon
John L. Arthur
,
James Seymour
,
8 Show list

We'll Meet Again is a 1943 British musical film directed by Philip Brandon and starring Vera Lynn. The plot is loosely based on the life of its star, otherwise known as Britain's "Forces' Sweetheart".

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Hatropp
Bruce McIntosh
Compere
Stage Door Keeper
Dr. Drake
Frank
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Bidgood
English
United Kingdom

Wikipedia

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