This day (June 14, 1994), in Los Angeles, California, died Enrico Nicola Mancini a.k.a Henry Mancini, an American composer, conductor and arranger.
Digest Tracklist :
w/ Johnny Mathis – Two For The Road / Charade (1987) . w/ Tony Bennett – Life In A Looking Glass (1987) . Charlie’S Angels Theme (1980) . It’S Easy To Say . w/ Andy Williams – Dear Heart (1965) . Henry Mancini Interview Part 1 of 3 . Henry Mancini interview part 2 of 3 . Henry Mancini interview part 3 of 3 .
@allmusic : Mancini was not the first composer to introduce jazz elements into film and television scoring, but he was the first to become wildly successful with the public, particularly with the slinky, playful theme for the Pink Panther movies and the brassy, big band sound of the TV series Peter Gunn.
@last.fm : Mancini won a record number of Grammy awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. Mancini recorded over 90 albums, in styles ranging from big band to classical to pop. Eight of these albums were certified gold by The Recording Industry Association of America.