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    Price, George (3 February 1927 – 9 June 2012)

    French horn player from Oak Park, Illinois, who relocated to California and he attended Hollywood High and the LA Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Vincent DeRosa.

     

    In 1951, he became a member of Stan Kenton’s Innovations in Modern Music Orchestra.  He joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1952 and remained with them until his retirement in September 1999.

     

    In between, he amassed an impressive discography, and here are but a few highlights:  The Blues and the Beat by Henry Mancini; Faces by Earth, Wind & Fire; Freak Out! by the Mothers of Invention; I Remember Tommy by Frank Sinatra; Live from Sweets Ballroom by Stan Kenton; Lumpy Gravy by Frank Zappa; Rawhide by Frankie Laine; Rock Requiem by Lalo Schifrin; Surfin’ and Stompin by the Marketts; That’s What Friends Are For by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams; and, The Yard Went on Forever by Richard Harris.

     

    He can also be heard on the soundtracks of The Comancheros, Mutiny on the Bounty, North Dallas Forty, Red Dawn, and Time After Time.

     

    On 9th June 2012, he passed away in Northridge, California.  He was 85 years old.  His funeral was held at the Chapel of the Islands in Camarillo on 14th June 2012.

     

    Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams recordings

    Emotion (Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb)

    S CBS 6164B (UK 45)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=158006864
    2. http://articles.latimes.com/1999/sep/08/entertainment/ca-7728
    3. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/george-price-mn0001222908
    4. http://www.discogs.com/Mothers-Of-Invention-The-Freak-Out/release/1786908
    5. http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/archive/index.php/t-283110-p-3.html
    6. http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/misc/Lumpy_Gravy.html
    7. http://oldiesmusicnut.com/the-marketts-the-wrecking-crew/
    8. http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/musician.cfm?MID=1438

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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