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John Keating: Interview 1

Interview One: 100 Pipers

Biography of the composer John Keating by Ron Simmonds (1999); also, quotes from Keating himself, and both parts of "A Bandleader and his Arranger" written by Keating (2001). 

Written: 1999

Source: Jazz Professional

Photograph: Photo by kind permission of JKM Music Publishers, London.

Interview Text or Transcript

John Keating, Scotland's greatest ever musical arranger, graduated from the back streets of Edinburgh to the neon-lit avenues of Los Angeles, California. Along the way he met and worked with some of the biggest names in show business, including Sammy Davis, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Carmen McRae, Cleo Laine, Anthony Newley, Lita Roza, Mel Tormé and Caterina Valente. From Holyrood to Hollywood

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