Gene Page

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Gene Page
Birth name Eugene Edgar Page, Jr.
Born (1939-09-13)September 13, 1939
Los Angeles, California
Died August 24, 1998(1998-08-24) (aged 58)
Westwood
Genres R&B, Soul, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Dance,, Disco
Occupations Pianist, Arranger, Composer and Producer.
Instruments Piano
Years active 1960–1991
Labels Atlantic Records
Arista Records
Associated acts Barry White
Notable instruments
Piano

Eugene Edgar "Gene" Page, Jr.[1] (September 13, 1939 – August 24, 1998) was an influential conductor, composer, arranger and record producer most active from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s.

Known for his unique craftsmanship, his extraordinary string arrangements, intricate horn patterns and musical arrangement style, his sound can be heard in the arrangements he did for The New Wave, Jefferson Starship, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Buffalo Springfield, Barbra Streisand, Martha and the Vandellas, Cher, Barry White, The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Whitney Houston, George Benson, The Jackson Five, Roberta Flack, Elton John, José Feliciano, Leo Sayer, Seals & Croft, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, Dobie Gray, Peabo Bryson, Lionel Richie and Jeffrey Osborne among many other notable acts in popular music.

In addition, he released 4 solo albums and scored various motion picture soundtracks that include Brewster McCloud and Fun with Dick and Jane. In 1972, He was hired to score the Blaxplotation film Blacula. The soundtrack to the film is now considered a cult classic and collector's item to record enthusiasts.

Gene Page was one of the most prolific arrangers/conductors of popular music during his time and worked on more than 200 gold and platinum records.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2] Record label
US US
R&B
1974 Hot City 156 41 Atlantic Records
1976 Lovelock! 45
1978 Close Encounters Arista Records
1980 Love Starts After Dark
"—" denotes the album failed to chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1975 " All Our Dreams Are Coming True" 9
"Satin Soul" 4
1978 " Close Encounters of the Third Kind" 30
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perrone, Pierre (1998-09-21), "Obituary: Gene Page", Independent, retrieved 2011-02-20 
  2. ^ "Gene Page US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Gene Page US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-28.