Gene Page

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Gene Page
Birth nameEugene Edgar Page Jr.
Born(1939-09-13)September 13, 1939
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedAugust 24, 1998(1998-08-24) (aged 58)
Westwood, Los Angeles
GenresR&B, soul, pop, funk, jazz, dance, disco
Occupation(s)Pianist, Arranger, Composer and Producer
Instrument(s)Piano, Violin
Years active1960–1998
LabelsAtlantic Records
Arista Records

Eugene Edgar Page Jr.[1] (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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[1]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Record label

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

With Big Joe Turner


Year Single Chart positions


1975 "All Our Dreams Are Coming True" 104 9
"Satin Soul" 4
1978 "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" 30
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Perrone, Pierre (September 21, 1998). "Obituary: Gene Page". The Independent. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Hogan, Ed. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Gene Page US Chart History". AllMusic. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2011.

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