Buddy Bregman

Born Jul 9, 1930

Buddy Bregman is an American musical arranger, record producer and composer. He has worked with many of the greatest musical artists of 20th Century popular music including; Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Matt Monro, and Frank Sinatra. Born in Chicago, he studied at UCLA and during his sophomore year, wrote 'I Need Your Lovin' with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller which subsequently became his first hit record.… Read More

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    NYTimes - Feb 11, 2003
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    NYTimes - Nov 03, 2002
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    NYTimes - Jun 23, 1996


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1956 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He would also score and orchestrate several motion pictures: The Pajama Game (Including scoring all Bob Fosse dance numbers), Crime in the Streets, Five Guns West, The Wild Party, The Delicate Delinquent, Born Reckless, Secret of the Purple Reef and The Cat Burglar. 1956 saw Bregman arrange and conduct three Verve Records albums which subsequently all went platinum; they rank amongst his greatest achievements. … Read More


1961 31 Years Old Buddy was married to actress Suzanne Lloyd from 1961 to 1988. … Read More
1964 34 Years Old …  After producing several successful T.V specials in Europe, he was recruited by David Attenborough for the fledgling channel BBC 2, in 1964.
1966 36 Years Old In 1966, he was appointed Head of Light Entertainment for the weekday ITV company Rediffusion London. … Read More


2004 74 Years Old Recently 'Fresh Sound Records' produced a compilation album featuring multiple examples of Bregman's early orchestrations; Buddy Bregman – A Jazz Portrait of the Hollywood ArrangerIn late 2004, Bregman was tasked with arranging & conducting a brand new 16-track vocal album of old and newer pop/jazz standards. … Read More
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