John Pearson

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John Pearson (often credited as Johnny Pearson) is a veteran British pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader whose work has encompassed rock, vocal pop, instrumental pop, light jazz, and classical recordings…
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John Pearson (often credited as Johnny Pearson) is a veteran British pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader whose work has encompassed rock, vocal pop, instrumental pop, light jazz, and classical recordings from the 1950's thru the 1990's. He was probably most visible as one of the original core musicians in Sounds Orchestral on their 1965 hit "Cast Your Fate To the Wind", but in his capacity as director of the Top Of The Pops orchestra, he also played accompaniment to such varied artists as Cilla Black, the Beatles, Bing Crosby, and Michael Jackson, and he also served as the music director to television shows featuring Peter, Paul & Mary, the Carpenters, Paul Williams, and Neil Sedaka, and has also written theme music for such series as All Creatures Great And Small. As a pianist, he has also recorded several hit instrumental albums built around popular soundtrack pieces such as the themes from Chariots Of Fire and "Nadia's Theme".