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) .
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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.
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People attended Royal Academy of Music connected by profession and/or age
1. We'll Meet Again (1943)
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John L. Arthur
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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".