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GEOFF LOVE WEEKEND AND BOOK: PRESS RELEASE(350 words)
A weekend packed with music and film will mark the publication of a biography of one of Todmorden’s most famous sons on the centenary of his birth later this year.
Musician, musical director, arranger and composer Geoff Love, who died aged 73 in 1991, was born in Todmorden on September 4, 1917, grew up and took his first musical steps there on the way to a career which saw him work with some of the world’s top music stars and – selling more than two and a half million albums - become a recording star and showbusiness personality in his own right.
Bill Birch’s new book A Love Affair With Music will be launched amid a weekend of celebrations on Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, 2017, leading up to the 100th anniversary of Geoff’s birth.
The author has granted exclusive sales rights and all profits to Todmorden Information Centre.
It tells the amazing - and vividly illustrated - story of Geoff’s parents’ showbusiness background and follows his life from his humble upbringing in the Todmorden of the 1920s and 1930s to his arranging and recording with dozens of stars, including Shirley Bassey, Connie Francis, Marlene Dietrich, Vera Lynn, Judy Garland, Frankie Vaughan and Johnny Mathis.
The book is a hard-backed limited edition.
Events planned for the Saturday include a morning self-guided Geoff Love walk around Todmorden with – at Todmorden Town Hall - a musically accompanied civic reception and the book launch in the afternoon, and a big band concert in the evening.
On the Sunday a Todmorden Town Hall tour based around Geoff is being planned for the morning, with afternoon events at Todmorden’s Hippodrome Theatre including screenings of television programmes which featured Geoff, such as his appearance on television’s This Is Your Life, and a concert by Todmorden Community Brass Band.
The weekend is being co-ordinated by Todmorden Information Centre.
5th August, 2012
I received a lovely phone call today from
Bill Birch, who is about to publish a detailed biography
about Geoff Love, his roots, his life and his legacy. I look forward to seeing it on sale!
Click a picture to see more about that magnificent album....
The Individual pages for each album
contain a large graphics image of the
cover, so please be patient... Thank you
Big Big Movie Themes Big Hollywood Themes Big Love Movie Themes
Big Terror Movie Themes Big Western Movie Themes No.2 Big Bond Movie Themes
Christmas With Love Close Encounters Dance Dance Dance
Dreaming With Love Your Favourite TV Themes Close To You
Take Me Home Banjo Party Bridge Over Troubled Water
Shirley Bassey Hundred Favourite Love Songs Hundred Instrumental Favourites Vol 2
Latin With Love Mrs Mills Party Music At War
Star Wars & Other Themes Big Suspense Movies Top TV Themes
Big War Movie Themes Big Musical Movie Themes Themes for Super Heroes
Big Concerto Movie Themes Love With Love Waltzes With Love
Hundred Instr. Faves Vol 3 Concert Waltzes Songs That Won The War
Banjo Party Vol. 3 Mrs Mills-I'm Mighty Glad Your One & Only Mrs Mills
We're Having A Party You Should be Dancing Parade of Disney Hits
Songs from Jungle Book Melodies That Live Forever Banjo Party Time
All Time Party Dances Party Singalong Glad With Love
Knees-Up Party More Waltzes With Love Very Special Love Songs
Big Western Movie Themes T.V. Western Themes This Is Manuel List!!
Banjo Party Vol. 2 Big Band Dixieland Big T.V. Themes
South of the Border Sing-a-long Wartime Hits Moonlight Serenade
Going Latin Geoff Love With Friends In the Mood for Waltzing
Reflections/Carnival Sing-Along Banjo Party
THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO THE GENIUS OF
GEOFF LOVE AND HIS MUSICIANS
Click The Portrait of Geoff to view a short biography
WAS CREATED BY STEVEN JOHNSON AS A TRIBUTE
TO THE GREAT MAN.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK SIMON MURPHY FOR HIS HELP IN THE ACQUISITION
OF THE GEOFF LOVE ALBUMS FEATURED HERE.
Extra special thanks to Matt Jeffery and Thomas Jönsson for their kind contributions to this website... great stuff, guys
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Geoff Love, Music For Pleasure, Supertunes or EMI Ltd.
Last updated 18th April, 2018
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