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 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

85, litefoot! Goldenberg and Davis are still WAY too young. smile

But I'll add Strouse.


Blind as a bat, I am.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

According to Wiki, Kenneth V Jones is 94, not 95.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Thanks Zardoz for reminding me of Gerard Schurmann. I check his website occasionally, and I've just seen that he had a new (non film) work premiered this year, and has been working - at the age of 95 - on an upcoming release of his film scores under the baton of Rumon Gamba. That's pretty amazing.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Ah. Bjerre's record is dwindling. He's no longer the oldest film composer alive, nor the oldest ACTIVE film composer (if the Schurman thing is true). But I guess he's still the oldest film composer still doing new film scores.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

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 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Err! Johnny Pate 96 in December, but well retired since mid 80s.

Pate had great range of jazz had that fine-art with funk music too when combining them styles its very impressive, his Blaxploitation work is excellent its played-down coz guys like Brown, Johnson, Mayfield, Hayes were much more popular & established.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Err! Johnny Pate 96 in December, but well retired since mid 80s.

He retired at about 60? That's early.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Err! Johnny Pate 96 in December, but well retired since mid 80s.

He retired at about 60? That's early.



Still around?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah, he's still around, it seems, so he's added to the list. Coming up on 40 years of retirement now; that's impressive.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Yeah, he's still around, it seems, so he's added to the list. Coming up on 40 years of retirement now; that's impressive.

Err. he did iconic films Thor he also started working before 1950..

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Joseph Koo is 86, retired in 2015 - another guy who worked iconic films!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2019 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Let's add Kenneth Wannberg to the list. He is 88 and retired in 2005. Has been music editor but also a remarkable composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2019 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

So...anyone at 97, or even 100+?

I keep thinking of the late Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, who was active as a filmmaker up untill his death in 2015 -- at age friggin' 106! Hard to best that, for film composers or otherwise.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2019 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Clint Eastwood is a composer?

Sure, he's done a few film scores (for his own films, like John Carpenter).

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2019 - 1:53 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

The recent bump of the TOMB OF LIGEIA thread made me check up on info on Kenneth V. Jones. He turned 95 last week, unless his passing went undocumented. Haven't found much additional info about if he's still active in music, but I haven't done a decent search yet.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2019 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The recent bump of the TOMB OF LIGEIA thread made me check up on info on Kenneth V. Jones. He turned 95 last week, unless his passing went undocumented. Haven't found much additional info about if he's still active in music, but I haven't done a decent search yet.

He's on the list already, but I can move him from 94 to 95 now.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2019 - 2:05 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

The recent bump of the TOMB OF LIGEIA thread made me check up on info on Kenneth V. Jones. He turned 95 last week, unless his passing went undocumented. Haven't found much additional info about if he's still active in music, but I haven't done a decent search yet.

He's on the list already, but I can move him from 94 to 95 now.


So he is. What a dumbo (me, not him).

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2019 - 2:23 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Bottcher is no longer active nor retired frown



Vadim Petrov (87) is still with us, although retired
https://youtu.be/ZTOu_2XiBLk?t=865

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2019 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Bottcher is no longer active nor retired frown

That's true. He died after this thread was created. I'll add the other name.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2019 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Leslie Bricusse is still active.
He recently reworked the book of Doctor Dolittle's revival (Starring Mark Williams)

Also, Jeckyll and Hyde feature film is in the works.
No further news about Mr Bricusse's involvement.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/jekyll-and-hyde-movie-broadway-musical-1203167054/

 
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