Tonto's Expanding Head Band was an electronic music duo consisting of Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff. Despite releasing only two albums in the early 1970s, the duo were (and still remain) hugely influential because of their voluminous session work for other musicians (most notably Stevie Wonder), extensive commercial advertising work and the unique warmth and personality of their work.
Louis (1920–1989) and Bebe Barron (1925-2008) were two American pioneers in the field of electronic music. They are credited with writing the first electronic music for magnetic tape, and the first entirely electronic film score for "Forbidden Planet". Music Notes:
Mort Garson (born July 20th 1924 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; died January 16th 2008, aged 83) was a prolific mid 20th century easy listening & pop composer and later an early electronic synthesizer pioneer. Early on Garson studied music at Juilliard and worked as a pianist and arranger before getting pulled into the Army near the end of World War Two.
Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001) was an electronic musician from Coventry, England, best known as member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and the performer of the original theme song for "Doctor Who" (Tardis - Dr Who which was composed for the series by Ron Grainer). She was also a member of the electronic music group White Noise with other BBC Radiophonic Workshop musicians.
Be Bop Deluxe were formed in the early 1970s in Wakefield, England. Fronted by singer and virtuoso guitarist Bill Nelson, the band went through several albums changing their style of music, with Nelson using newly available technology to create unusual sounds and guitar effects.
From Alberta to New York (1931-1988) Bruce Haack started picking out melodies on his family's piano at age four; by age 12, he gave piano lessons and played piano with the Swing Tones while attending the University of Alberta. The Swing Tones were a popular local band based out of Edmonton, Alberta, and they played in venues in the city and surrounding area.
Electronic composer and innovator Ruth White is considered among today's most gifted arbiters of what is termed "the new music." Formally educated in piano and composition (she has three degrees from Pennsylvania's Carnegie Tech), Miss White discusses her work in her Southern California studio: "I do not have a formal classical electronic background-- that is self-taught.
Jean-Jacques Perrey (born January 20, 1929, France) is one of the unchallenged pioneers of electronic music. An avant-gardist with sense of daftness, his name resounded throughout the land since the track "E.V.A." was remixed by Fatboy Slim. At the age of 76 he released a new album. Nowadays he is known as one of the creators of pop music.