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David Lee

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There are multiple artists that have recorded under the name David Lee.

1. David Lee Performer lives in LaPorte Colorado just north of Fort Collins Colorado. David is a veteran performer as a solo artist and as a band member with The Lee Brothers Band and F.L.X. A guitar player and vocalist as well as a composer. The last few years live performance headliner at THE T-BAR WELLINGTON. He has also performed the English Artist Len Powell and his band Lightning and Thunder Band.

2. David Lee (born as David Cyril Aarons on 12 August 1926, Newington, London) is a pianist, orchestra leader, arranger, songwriter and film composer. His big break came in 1942 when he won the Melody Maker poll for best new jazz pianist.

3. David Lee is a musical artist based in Providence, RI.

While living in South Africa, Lee invited Johnny Dankworth to perform in there in 1954, and it was Dankworth who persuaded him to return to England as pianist/arranger for the Johnny Dankworth band. David also performed with Terry and McGhee, the Buddy Tate Quartet and Jack Parnell. He also arranged for many big show business names, including Norman Wisdom, Benny Hill and Judy Garland. From 1959 he led the Dave Lee Trio who recorded a number of successful albums.

David Lee’s composing career began in the 1950s writing jingles for television ads, some 700 in all, after which he teamed up with lyricist Herbert Kretzmer. Their hit songs included Bangers and Mash (1961, sung by Peter Sellers), Goodness Gracious Me (1960, for Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren) and Kinky Boots (1990, for Honor Blackman and Patrick Macnee).

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