Laurie Johnson

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Birthday
7, 1927
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1927 (age 92)
Birthplace
England

About

Most well known for his television scores, this English composer wrote the theme songs for The Avengers, This Is Your Life, and Animal Magic, and penned the hit single "Sucu Sucu." Also a cinematic composer, he wrote scores for the films Tiger Bay, The Moonraker, and Dr. Strangelove.

Before Fame

Before beginning his career as a composer, he trained at London's Royal College of Music and served in the British Army.

Trivia

With his music group The London Big Band, he recorded a UK Singles Chart-ranked version of his "Theme from 'The Professionals.'"

Family Life

Born Laurence Reginald Ward Johnson, he grew up in Hampstead, England.

Associated With

British jazz pianist Stan Tracey was featured on Johnson's Symphony: Synthesis album.