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Larry Adler

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Born Feb 14, 1914

Lawrence "Larry" Cecil Adler was an American musician, widely acknowledged as one of the world's most skilled harmonica players. Composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Darius Milhaud and Arthur Benjamin composed works for him. During the later stage of his career he was known for his collaborations with popular musicians Sting, Elton John, Kate Bush, and Cerys Matthews.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1914 Birth Born on February 14, 1914.

TWENTIES

1934 20 Years Old Adler finally broke the typecasting and appeared in a dinner jacket in the 1934 Paramount film Many Happy Returns, and was hired by British theatrical producer C. B. Cochran to perform in a London revue. … Read More

THIRTIES

1949 35 Years Old …  He moved to the United Kingdom in 1949, and settled in London, where he remained for the remainder of his life.
1953 39 Years Old The 1953 film Genevieve brought him an Oscar nomination for his work on the soundtrack (though his name was originally kept off the credits in the United States due to blacklisting). … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1985 71 Years Old …  Adler wrote an autobiography - entitled It Ain't Necessarily So - in 1985, and worked as a food critic for Harpers & Queen for some time. … Read More
1994 80 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994 for his 80th birthday Adler, along with George Martin, produced an album of George Gershwin songs, The Glory of Gershwin, on which Adler and Martin performed "Rhapsody in Blue." … Read More
2001 88 Years Old He died peacefully in St Thomas' Hospital, London, at the age of 87, on August 7, 2001.
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