Larry Adler
American musician
Larry Adler
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.
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50 years of the Lost Patrol - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
... way to Western Australia for an Atlas Mercury test, followed by a report on the anniversary of the Japanese surrender in 1945, Panorama's Ludovic Kennedy on the closure of the East Berlin border, and an interview with harmonica player Larry Adler
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Webqem Partners With Ooyala to Create High Quality Online Video Experience for ... - Business Wire (press release)
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“We have always been committed to delivering cutting edge web experiences that drive our clients' businesses and set them apart from competitors,” said Larry Adler, Operations Director, webqem. “With Ooyala we're now able to provide the
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First program - 19 August 1961 - ABC Online
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Then followed the anniversary of the Japanese surrender in 1945, a piece by presenter Michael Charlton on the budget and an interview with swimmer Jon Konrads. The first program also included an interview with the American harmonica player, Larry Adler
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Jazz al Capolinea : mercoledì 10 agosto è di scena il JazzHarmonica trio - Vivere Civitanova
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... di ballad ma anche di standard jazz e pezzi celebri come testimoniano la fama raggiunta in ambito mondiale da alcuni dei più grandi virtuosi dello strumento (Toots Thielemans, Larry Adler, Willi Burger e Tom Reilly, solo per citarne alcuni)
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This Day in Music, August 7: Spanish Stroll - The Morton Report
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In 2001, harmonica player Larry Adler died aged 87. He was known for his original collaborations with George Gershwin, Kate Bush, Sting, and Vaughan Williams and his own virtuoso performances. On this day in 2008, Elvis Presley's peacock jumpsuit was
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Fue Larry Adler intérprete emblemático de la armónica - Terra.com
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Reconocido como uno de los más grandes intérpretes de la armónica en los géneros del jazz y el blues, y quien introdujo el instrumento en la música clásica, el músico Lawrence "Larry" Adler falleció el 7 de agosto de 2001
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Wiesbaden: Filme im Schloss zeigt Porträt des Mundharmonikavirtuosen Larry Adler - Negativ
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von Robin Mohrmann, am 27.7.11 Anlässlich des zehnten Todestages Larry Adlers zeigt Filme im Schloss am Dienstag, 2. August um 20 Uhr im Ostflügel des Schloß Biebrich den Musikdokumentarfilm Larry (Regie: Joachim Kreck) über das Leben des legendären
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Il Capolinea è Jazz. 6 mercoledì d'autore a Civitanova Marche - Vivere Civitanova
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... ma anche di standard jazz e pezzi celebri come testimoniano la fama raggiunta in ambito mondiale da alcuni dei più grandi virtuosi dello strumento (Toots Thielemans, Larry Adler, Willi Burger e Tom Reilly, solo per citarne alcuni)
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Golders Green Crematorium send-off for Amy on Tuesday - The Spoof (satire)
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A glass-topped ebony coffin will see Amy's remains dispatched in the same style as previous RIP celebs such as musician Larry Adler, ex-Blockheads frontman Ian Dury, Gone With The Wind's Vivienne Leigh, tragic T-Rex singer Mark Bolan, shrink family
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Lar's the unknown star behind the iron mask - Irish Times
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The caption on-screen said “Man Of The Match – Lar Corbett,” a useful piece of information since without it I wouldn't have known Larry Corbett from Larry Adler. This is hardly something that will keep Lar awake tonight. For what it's worth,
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Making music - BBC News
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Tom Jones, Cerys Matthews, Larry Adler and the Stereophonics were among the stars attending the opening event. The Pop Factory has been the base for a range of music, entertainment and youth-orientated TV series for the BBC, ITV and S4C
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Commentary: Ed Sullivan, American idol-maker - Los Angeles Times
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And the FDR Democrat with liberal sentiments caved into the Red scare by banning from the show blacklisted entertainers such as dancers Jerome Robbins and Paul Draper, comic Orson Bean, folksinger Leon Bibb and harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler
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John L. Moody - Herkimer Evening Telegram
Google News - almost 6 years
He is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne, of New Hartford, who was always there for him when it really counted; his mother, Nancy Decker, of Florida; a daughter, Barbara and her husband, Larry Adler, of Clinton; a son, John (Jay) Moody,
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Lilly Sigall - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - almost 6 years
Others who passed through her elegant apartment, where conversation invariably spilled into the early hours of the morning, included Placido Domingo (for whom she regularly baked a birthday cake), Fenella Fielding, Larry Adler and Count Basie
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Larry Adler
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 87
    He died in St Thomas' Hospital, London, at 87, on 7 August 2001.
    More Details Hide Details He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, where his ashes remain.
  • 1994
    Age 80
    A further biography, Me and My Big Mouth appeared in 1994 but he told The Free-Reed Journal: "That's a lousy book and I don't like it; it's ghosted....
    More Details Hide Details It has a certain amount of factual material but the author completely missed my style and my voice. That's why I hate the book."
    In 1994, for his 80th birthday, Adler and George Martin produced an album of George Gershwin songs, The Glory of Gershwin, on which they performed "Rhapsody in Blue."
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  • 1985
    Age 71
    Adler wrote an autobiography — entitled It Ain't Necessarily So — in 1985, and was food critic for Harpers & Queen.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared on the Jack Benny radio program several times, entertaining disabled soldiers in the USA during World War II.
  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 45
    He married Sally Kline in 1959; they had one daughter, Marmoset. They divorced in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details At his death, in addition to his children, he had two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His son Peter Adler fronted the band, Action, and others in Dublin, Ireland in the late 1960s. Adler was an atheist. His brother, Jerry Adler (1918–2010) was also an harmonica player.
    In 1959, a reviewer from the Village Voice called Adler "a great artist" after watching his twice-nightly performances at the Village Gate.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 39
    The 1953 film Genevieve brought him an Oscar nomination for his work on the soundtrack, and great wealth.
    More Details Hide Details His name was originally removed from the credits in the United States due to blacklisting. His other film scores included A Cry from the Streets (1958), The Hellions (1961), The Hook (1963), King & Country (1964) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He also scored a hit with the theme song of the French Jacques Becker movie Touchez pas au grisbi with Jean Gabin, written by Jean Wiener.
  • 1952
    Age 38
    Adler married Eileen Walser in 1952; they had two daughters and one son. They divorced in 1957.
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  • 1949
    Age 35
    Another source indicates he stayed in London from 1949.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1934
    Age 20
    From there, he was hired by Florenz Ziegfeld and then by Lew Leslie again as an urchin. He broke the typecasting and appeared in a dinner jacket in the 1934 Paramount film Many Happy Returns, and was hired by theatrical producer C. B. Cochran to perform in London.
    More Details Hide Details He became a star in the United Kingdom and the Empire, where, it has been written, harmonica sales increased 20-fold and 300,000 people joined fan clubs." Adler was one of the first harmonica players to perform major works written for the instrument, often written for him: these include Jean Berger's Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra "Caribbean" (1941), Cyril Scott's Serenade (harmonica and piano, 1936), Vaughan Williams' Romance in D-flat for harmonica, piano and string orchestra; premiered New York, 1952, Milhaud's Suite Anglais (Paris, May 28, 1947), Arthur Benjamin's Harmonica Concerto (1953), and Malcolm Arnold's Harmonica Concerto, Op. 46 (1954, written for The Proms). He recorded all except the Scott Serenade, some more than once. Earlier, Adler had performed transcriptions of pieces for other instruments, such as violin concertos by Bach and Vivaldi – he played his arrangement of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A minor with the Sydney Symphony. Other works he played in harmonica arrangements were by Bartók, Beethoven (Minuet in G), Debussy, Falla, Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue), Mozart (slow movement from the Oboe Quartet, K. 470), Poulenc, Ravel (Boléro), Stravinsky and Walton.
  • 1927
    Age 13
    In 1927, he won a contest sponsored by the Baltimore Sun, playing a Beethoven minuet, and a year later he ran away from home to New York.
    More Details Hide Details After being referred by Rudy Vallée, Adler got his first theatre work, and caught the attention of orchestra leader Paul Ash, who placed Adler in a vaudeville act as "a ragged urchin, playing for pennies".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Age 0
    Born on February 10, 1914.
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