Johnny Green
Johnny Green
Johnny Green was an American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. He was given the nickname "Beulah" by colleague Conrad Salinger. His most famous song was one of his earliest, "Body and Soul". Green was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
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Welcome Weekend dance breaks the ice - UND The Dakota Student
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Johnny Green and the Greenmen performed live music for the crowd, covering hits from Aerosmiths' "Dude Looks Like A Lady" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" to Johnny Cash reboots. While musical, the band seemed to come off as one of the low
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Can Amy Winehouse contend for final Grammy with Tony Bennett duet? - GoldDerby
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"Body and Soul" was penned in 1930 for Gertrude Lawrence with music by Johnny Green and lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton. Since then it has been sung by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holliday
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Linking Laconically Is Taking Your Suggestions for the East Lansing Visitors ... - The Only Colors
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Next, another matchup in the Favorite Spartan Athlete Bracket: Jumpin' Johnny Green against Jehuu Caulcrick. It's up to you who moves on. Green Thoughts Former State News sportswriter and current Oakland Press MSU Football writer Chris Vannini has a
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Sir Jimmy Young in BBC Radio 2 90th birthday special - The Guardian (blog)
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Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Sir Jimmy Young is to return to BBC Radio 2 for a one-off show to mark his 90th birthday. Never let it be said that station controller Bob Shennan is taking his instructions to appeal to older listeners anything less than
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War heroine Nancy Wake - the White Mouse - dies aged 98 - Perth Now
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Picture: Johnny Green Source: The Australian Nancy "The White Mouse" Wake, a resistance fighter during World War II, in an undated photo. Source: Supplied AFTER witnessing Adolf Hitler's early atrocities, Nancy Wake vowed to fight him any way she could
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Flatlanders a loose affiliation of tight musicianship - Edmonton Journal
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That's where you met up with the Clash and their road manager Johnny Green in '78. Yeah, Johnny brought the Clash out to see us. They all knew our songs from the radio and from these tapes that were being passed around. We hung out a lot and I got to
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Benefit concert planned for Fallen Officers Memorial Fund - Rapid City Journal
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The lounge, inside the Radisson Hotel at 445 Mount Rushmore Road, will host Johnny Green and the Greenmen, the band that played the theme song to the 1960s Batman television show. There is no cover charge but the band will accept donations,
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Up-and-coming country singer conducts summer radio tours - Jamestown News
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Her father, Johnny Green, a well-known musical artist in his own right, has performed in the High Point and Greensboro area for the past 25 years. A singer/guitarist, Johnny has played with the Last Resort Band and with the Carter Brothers
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Cheers and Jeers - Idaho Press-Tribune
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Cheers to Dr. Johnny Green, colon and rectal surgeon with St. Al's in Boise. Thank you, Dr. Green, for saving my husband's life a few days ago when you performed a very difficult surgery on him at St. Al's in Nampa. I want everyone to know what an
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County Durham Leagues - Journal Live
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Last week's missing trio of Stephen Meek, Johnny Green and Adam Morton are all back for the top dogs, while Castle hope the return of skipper John Spellman from honeymoon will inspire them to lift their game. In today's other matches,
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Sustainability leadership requires a combination of masculine and feminine values - The Guardian (blog)
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Photograph: Johnny Green/PA The late Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop and a role model for social entrepreneurs, described her personal leadership style like this: 'I run my company according to feminine principles – of caring, making intuitive
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New trafficking laws 'will not care for slavery victims' - The Guardian
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Photograph: Greenj Johnny Green/PA Experts have condemned the government's forthcoming strategy against human trafficking, accusing it of being more concerned with immigration control than caring for slavery victims. Former Tory MP Anthony Steen,
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Brian Haw: saints can be hard work - The Guardian (blog)
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Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire/Press Association Images I was surprised this week to open my newspapers and learn that Brian Haw, the anti-war protester on the pavement in Parliament Square, had both died and become a national hero to many people – a
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Businesses clock on to benefits of daylight savings - The Guardian
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Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Business leaders have lent their support to aligning the UK's clocks with Europe in a letter to the Prime Minister on the year's longest day. Bosses from companies including the Co-Operative, Eurostar and Kingfisher say
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Brian Haw: protesting to the end - The Guardian
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Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire/Press Association Images Parliament Square can be a harsh place. On the eastern side of its stately traffic island, where Brian Haw spent most of the last 10 years, there is no shade. There is no protection from wind or
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Johnny Green
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1989
    Age 80
    Died on May 15, 1989.
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  • 1972
    Age 63
    Green won four Academy Awards for his film scores and a fifth for producing a short musical film, and he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
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  • 1969
    Age 60
    After leaving MGM, Green guest-conducted with various orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He also continued to compose the occasional score to films such as Twilight of Honor (1963), Johnny Tiger (1966) and Alvarez Kelly (1966), and contributed the arrangements and musical direction for the critically acclaimed They Shoot Horses, Don't They? in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details He was also hired to create the televised Guinness advertisement known as the "World" ad campaign. He recruited a team which included set designer Grant Major and Oscar-nominated director of photography Wally Pfisher to complete the job. Johnny Green's credits as musical executive, arranger, conductor and composer are considerable, including such films as Raintree County, Bathing Beauty, Easy to Wed, Something in the Wind, Easter Parade (for which he won his first Academy Award), Summer Stock, An American in Paris (which won him his second Academy Award), Royal Wedding, High Society and West Side Story (another Academy Award winner for him). Although Green was musical director on these films, the orchestrations were usually done by someone else - in the case of the MGM musicals, it was usually Conrad Salinger, and in the case of West Side Story, it was Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 56
    In 1965, Green conducted the music for that year's new adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's only musical for television, Cinderella, starring Lesley Ann Warren, Walter Pidgeon, Ginger Rogers, and Stuart Damon.
    More Details Hide Details Johnny Green also adapted, orchestrated and conducted the music for the film Oliver! (1968), based on the hit musical play, and won an Academy Award for his efforts. He also wrote much of the incidental music heard in the film, basing it on Lionel Bart's songs for the original show. His daughter, Kathe, dubbed Mark Lester's singing voice in the film. Green was a respected board member of ASCAP. He was a chairman of the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, leading the orchestra through 17 of the Academy Award telecasts, and a producer of television specials. He married three times, had a daughter with actress Betty Furness and two daughters with MGM "Glamazon" Bunny Waters, including actress and singer Kathe Green. Actress Liza Snyder is his granddaughter. It was during his first marriage to Carol Faulk that most of his hit standards were composed. Before the marriage ended in the mid-1930s, Carol remarked, "We didn't have children, we had songs."
  • 1961
    Age 52
    As mentioned earlier, Green conducted the orchestra for such famous MGM musicals as An American in Paris, as well as for United Artists' 1961 film version of West Side Story.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1954
    Age 45
    Nominated for an Oscar thirteen times, he won the award for the musical scores of Easter Parade, An American in Paris, West Side Story, and Oliver!, as well as for producing the short "The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture", which won in the Short Subjects (One-Reel) category in 1954.
    More Details Hide Details The short subject featured Green conducting the MGM Orchestra on-screen in the music from the opera of the same name by Otto Nicolai.
  • 1949
    Age 40
    Green was the Music Director at MGM from 1949 to 1959.
    More Details Hide Details He produced numerous film scores, such as the one for Raintree County in 1957. On loan out to Universal, he composed the songs for the Deanna Durbin musical, "Something in the Wind", one of her last films before retiring.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1939
    Age 30
    He continued conducting on radio and in theatres into the 1940s, also leading a dance band for the short-lived Royale Records label in 1939–1940, until he decided to move permanently to Hollywood and work in the film business.
    More Details Hide Details Green particularly made an impression at MGM, where in the 1940s, along with orchestrator Conrad Salinger, he was one of the musicians most responsible for changing the overall sound of the MGM Symphony Orchestra, partially through the re-seating of some of the players. This is why the overall orchestral sound of MGM's musicals from the mid-1940s onward is different from the orchestral sound of those made from 1929 until about 1944.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 26
    He also served as musical director for The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny during its 1935–1936 season on NBC.
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    Green's band also backed Astaire on a series of classic recording dates, in both New York and Hollywood, in 1935–1937.
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    In 1935, Green starred on CBS's Socony Sketchbook, sponsored by Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.
    More Details Hide Details He lured the young California singer Virginia Verrill to headline with him on the Friday evening broadcasts. His regular cast included his band singers Marjory Logan and Jimmy Farrell, essayist Christopher Morley, and stage/screen favorites the Four Eton Boys. A bigger venture yet in commercial radio was The Fred Astaire Hour (aka The Packard Hour), sponsored by Packard Motors over NBC in 1936 and co-featuring tenor Allan Jones and the comedy of Charles Butterworth.
  • 1934
    Age 25
    On Green's return to the U.S.A. early in 1934, William S. Paley, president of the Columbia Broadcasting System and an investor in New York's St. Regis Hotel, encouraged him to form what became known as Johnny Green, His Piano and Orchestra. (Green added, "My arm didn't need much twisting.") The orchestra, based for a time at the St. Regis, featured Green's piano and arrangements, whose harmony and mood were among the most sophisticated of the day.
    More Details Hide Details It made dance records for the Columbia and Brunswick companies, although in the Depression even the most-popular records sold only in small numbers.
  • 1933
    Age 24
    Green spent much of 1933 in London, where he contributed songs to both Mr. Whittington, a musical comedy for Jack Buchanan at the London Hippodrome, and to Big Business, the first musical comedy ever written for BBC Radio.
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    Nathaniel Shilkret and Paul Whiteman commissioned Green to write larger works for orchestra, such as "Night Club (Six Impressions for Orchestra with Three Pianos)", introduced by Whiteman on January 25, 1933 at Carnegie Hall.
    More Details Hide Details Green was at piano "one," and Roy Bargy and Ramona played the other two pianos. During the early 1930s, Green also wrote music for numerous films at Paramount's Astoria Studios, conducted in East Coast theatres, and toured vaudeville as musical director for Buddy Rogers. During his two and a half years at Paramount Astoria, he was able to learn more about film scoring from veterans Adolph Deutsch and Frank Tours.
    After 1933, Green had his own orchestra which he used to perform around the country.
    More Details Hide Details He also, until 1940, conducted orchestras for the Jack Benny and Philip Morris records and radio shows.
  • 1932
    Age 23
    He also composed the theme for Max Fleischer's Betty Boop cartoons in 1932, with Edward Heyman as lyricist.
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  • 1930
    Age 21
    Between 1930 and 1933, Green was the arranger and conductor for Paramount Pictures and worked with singers Ethel Merman, Gertrude Lawrence and James Melton.
    More Details Hide Details Green composed many of his hit standards during the 1930s, including "Out of Nowhere" (1931, co-authored with Edward Heyman), "Rain Rain Go Away" (1932), "I Cover the Waterfront", "You're Mine You", "I Wanna Be Loved" (all 1933), "Easy Come Easy Go" and the wonderful but obscure "Repeal The Blues" (both 1934).
    It was while writing material for Gertrude Lawrence in 1930 that he composed "Body and Soul", the first recording of which was made by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra eleven days before the song was copyrighted.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1924
    Age 15
    John Waldo Green was born in New York City, the son of musical parents. He attended Horace Mann School and the New York Military Academy, and was accepted by Harvard at the age of 15, entering the University in 1924.
    More Details Hide Details His musical tutors were Herman Wasserman, Ignace Hilsberg and Walter Spalding. Between semesters, bandleader Guy Lombardo heard his Harvard Gold Coast Orchestra and hired him to create dance arrangements for his nationally famous orchestra. His first song hit, Coquette (1928), was written for Lombardo (with Carmen Lombardo, Guy's brother, and lyricist Gus Kahn). Green was educated in music, history, economics, and government. His instruments were the piano and the trombone, although he abandoned the latter after college. His father compelled him to take a job as a stockbroker. Disliking the job, and encouraged by his wife, the former Carol Faulk (to whom he dedicated "I'm Yours"), he left Wall Street to pursue a musical career. Green wrote a number of songs which have become jazz standards, including "Out of Nowhere" and "Body and Soul". He wrote the scores for various films and TV programs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on October 10, 1908.
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