Peter Best (composer)

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Peter Best (born 18 October 1943 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) is an Australian film composer who has contributed to such films as The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972), Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974), End Play (1976), The Picture Show Man (1977), We of the Never Never (1982), Goodbye Paradise (1983), Bliss (1985), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Muriel's Wedding (1994) and Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997).[1] His career started in 1970.

Many of his scores have been released on compact disc, including Crocodile Dundee on Varèse Sarabande, Dad and Dave: On Our Selection, and We of the Never Never on 1M1 Records. He was also responsible for the theme music for the Life. Be in it,[2] Care For Kids (International Year of the Child 1979)[3] ,[4] Slip Slop Slap (Cancer Council Victoria) and Rosella (Only the Best to You)[5] TV advertisement campaigns in the 1970s and 80s.

Awards[edit]

Australian Film Institute Award for Best Original Music Score
  • 1977 – The Picture Show Man
  • 1985 – Rebel with Ray Cook, Chris Neal, Billy Byers, Bruce Rowland
  • 1995 – Dad and Dave: On Our Selection
  • 1997 – Doing Time for Patsy Cline

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Best". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  2. ^ Live More Of Your Life, Life Be In It TV Ad (1976) entry at the National Library of Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Care For Kids TV Ad (1979) entry at the National Library of Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ Care For Kids TV Ad via YouTube. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. ^ 1970's Rosella TV Ad via YouTube. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

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