Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. He worked with many world-famous vocalists at Capitol Records, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith. He found commercial and critical success with a new generation in the 1980s, in a trio of Platinum albums with... Read More
|Birth name||Nelson Smock Riddle Jr.|
|Born||June 1, 1921
Oradell, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||October 6, 1985 (aged 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Traditional pop music, jazz, big band|
|Occupation(s)||Arranger, composer, bandleader, orchestrator|