Stanley Black (Solomon Schwartz)

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Whitechapel, London, England, UK
Stanley Black was one of Britain's most famous bandleaders and he composed the music for over 200 films. His albums of film themes sold in huge quantities in the UK, America, the Far East and New Zealand. His large concert orchestra also produced albums of symphonic suites of the works of Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and Cole Porter.

Born in London in 1913 Black was a child prodigy and was already playing the piano at the age of 7. The BBC Concert Orchestra broadcast his first composition when he was just 12. Read more...