|Birth name||Eugene Edgar Page Jr.|
September 13, 1939|
Los Angeles, California
|Died||August 24, 1998
|Genres||R&B, Soul, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Dance,, Disco|
|Occupation(s)||Pianist, Arranger, Composer and Producer.|
|Associated acts||Barry White
Eugene Edgar "Gene" Page Jr. (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 Jefferson Starship, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Buffalo Springfield, Barbra Streisand, Donna Loren, 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, Lee Oskar, Jeffrey Osborne and Sheilah 'Shea' Chambers 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.
Page died from a long term illness in Westwood, California 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|
|1975||" All Our Dreams Are Coming True"||—||—||9|
|1978||" Close Encounters of the Third Kind"||—||30||—|
|"—" denotes the single failed to chart|
- Gene Page at Discogs
- Gene Page at AllMusic
- Gene Page at Find a Grave
- Gene Page at the Internet Movie Database