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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

AND

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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Last updated 18th April, 2018

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