4 April 1947 (age 76)
Islington, London, England, United Kingdom
Fame means nothing.
Real musicians know the only true accolade is the admiration of one's peers.
Ray Russell is a star in the eyes of musicians across the World.
Over four decades, Gill Evans, John Barry, Tina Turner, Phil Spector, The Ronettes, Van Morrison, Art Garfunkel, Dionne Warwick, Bryan Ferry, Jack Bruce, Cat Stevens, Phil Collins, Alex Harvey, Mark Isham, Georgie Fame, Cliff Richard, Frankie Miller are but a few of the artists and producers who have known that Ray Russell would add something special to their work.
A consummate professional as guitarist, composer and producer, Ray has an extraordinary capacity for both virtuosity and versatility. More than just a great session player, Ray has been a collaborator, front man, band member, arranger, composer and friend to many of the World's most influential musicians, bridging the chasms between different musical genres with ease. His talents span different media as well.
From "Plain Jane", a period drama to the ITV flagship detective series "A Touch of Frost", many of televisions best loved shows are uplifted by Ray's music.
Happy with the respect of other musicians, Ray is content that the World outside music knows his work, without necessarily knowing him.
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