Ray Martin

Ray Martin created a legacy for himself in British popular music through his work with his orchestra during the '50s. His regular appearances on radio and television kept him in the public spotlight, while his position at EMI Records made him an influential producer at the label. His use of pseudonyms has blurred the path of his career through the years, making his many contributions even harder to keep track of. But his original compositions are what really made him popular; tracks like "Marching Strings" have become stables of many public and city bands and orchestras since their release.

Martin was born in Vienna, Austria, on October 11, 1918. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Music when he was old enough, spending five years there until he moved to Britain in 1938. He began to tour with orchestras and bands for various gigs until World War II came around, inspiring him to join...

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Ray Martin Albums

1 record