|Birth name||Eugene Edgar Page Jr.|
|Born||September 13, 1939|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||August 24, 1998 (aged 58)|
Westwood, Los Angeles
|Genres||R&B, soul, pop, funk, jazz, dance, disco|
|Occupation(s)||Pianist, Arranger, Composer and Producer|
Eugene Edgar Page Jr. (September 13, 1939 – August 24, 1998) was an American conductor, composer, arranger and record producer, most active from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s.
His sound can be heard in the arrangements he did for Jefferson Starship, the Righteous Brothers, the Supremes, the Four Tops, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Donna Loren, Nancy Wilson, Martha and the Vandellas, Cher, Harriet Schock, Barry White, the Love Unlimited Orchestra, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, George Benson, the Jackson 5, Roberta Flack, Elton John ("Philadelphia Freedom"), Leo Sayer, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Lovesmith, Michael Lovesmith, Frankie Valli, Helen Reddy and Lionel Richie among many other notable acts in popular music.
In addition, he released four 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.
Gene Page was the brother of musician, songwriter, and producer Billy Page.
Gene Page died after a long-term illness of severe alcoholism at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Los Angeles on August 24, 1998 at age 58.
|Year||Album||Chart positions||Record label|
|1974||Hot City||156||41||Atlantic Records|
|1978||Close Encounters||—||—||Arista Records|
|1980||Love Starts After Dark||—||—|
|"—" denotes the album failed to chart|
With Big Joe Turner
- The Real Boss of the Blues (BluesTime, 1969)
|1975||"All Our Dreams Are Coming True"||104||—||9|
|1978||"Close Encounters of the Third Kind"||—||30||—|
|"—" denotes the single failed to chart|
- ^ a b Perrone, Pierre (September 21, 1998). "Obituary: Gene Page". The Independent. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
- ^ a b Hogan, Ed. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
- ^ a b c d e "Gene Page US Chart History". AllMusic. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
- 1939 births
- 1998 deaths
- Record producers from California
- 20th-century American musicians
- 20th-century American businesspeople
- Atlantic Records artists
- Arista Records artists
- African-American conductors (music)
- American music arrangers
- American male conductors (music)
- Alcohol-related deaths in California
- The Love Unlimited Orchestra members