Ken Woodman

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Ken Woodman, Birth name (Frederick John Baker)
Born1928
Died2000 (aged 72)
GenresJazz

Ken (Kenny) Woodman was a British composer and trumpeter. He was famous for the song "Town Talk", which was used as the theme song for Paul Kaye's shows on the pirate radio station Radio London, and later as the theme song for Jimmy Young on BBC Radio 2.[1] He posthumously became famous for the song "Mexican Flyer", which was originally released on the Ken Woodman and his Picadilly Brass album That's Nice[2] in 1966.[3] "Mexican Flyer" was used as the theme song for Space Channel 5,[4] and was included in the soundtrack of Samba de Amigo and Swing Girls. He was also music arranger for Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and famously for Sandie Shaw, where he arranged and conducted "Puppet on a String" at the Eurovision Song Contest. Kenny Woodman was a musician in the Royal Marine Band, during WW2 and arranged a lot of their music in the early 1950s before moving into the music business.

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  1. ^ "Ken Woodman – The Ken Woodman Sound: Town Talk ! (Mood Mosaic Volume 6) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  2. ^ "Soundtrack Review: Space Channel 5 Remix Tracks". IGN. 2000-07-12. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  3. ^ "That's Nice by Ken Woodman & His Piccadilly Brass". MTV. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  4. ^ "Northern Lights - Retro/Active: Rez and Space Channel 5". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-29. Retrieved 2012-01-29.

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