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Roger Webb


Roger Webb (7 April 1934 in Bristol – 19 December 2002 in Bristol) was a British songwriter and jazz pianist best known for leading Roger Webb's Trio (1964–65) for television series and club performances, and Roger Webb's Orchestra.

His songs were sung by Bette Davis, Rex Harrison, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Danny Williams and others.

His film work included music for British movies such as One Brief Summer (1970), Burke & Hare (1971), Bartleby (1972), Au Pair Girls (1972), The Amorous Milkman (1975), Bedtime with Rosie (1975),[1] What's Up Nurse! (1977) and The Godsend (1980). His TV work includes the opening themes of Strange Report, Hammer House of Horror, and The Gentle Touch, and the opening theme used from series 2 onwards of George and Mildred. With Geoff Love he provided orchestral arrangements for The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray. He also worked with Dee Shipman on the musical Emma.

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