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Nelson Riddle

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 nameNelson Smock Riddle Jr.
BornJune 1, 1921
Oradell, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedOctober 6, 1985 (aged 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresTraditional pop music, jazz, big band
Occupation(s)Arranger, composer, bandleader, orchestrator
Years active1940s–1980s
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