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Geoff Harvey collection of music arranged for Australian television 1960-1998 [music]
Bib ID 4503218
Format ManuscriptManuscript, MusicMusic
Description [ca. 1960-ca. 1998] 
[30 m?] 
Summary

Collection of unpublished music arrangements used in Australian variety television by the GTV-9 and TCN-9 television stations between 1959 and 1998. Also includes some theme and incidental music for Australian television news, current affairs, variety, and drama shows.

Biography/History

Geoff Harvey started his professional life as a jazz musician in London in the late 1950s and came to Australia in 1960 to work as the musical director of EMI Records. From 1962 to 1998 he was the musical director of the channel nine network (TCN-9 in Sydney and GTV-9 in Melbourne) where he was involved in numerous television productions including Bandstand, Hey Hey It's Saturday, The Don Lane Show, and the Logie awards. He composed theme music for Australian television shows such as The Sullivans, A Current Affair, Midday, Today and Sunday, and for 23 years he was the band leader for the Midday show.

Notes

Includes music compositions or arrangements by: Geoff Harvey ; Ron Falson ; Jack Westmore ; Peter de Visser ; David Basden ; George Brodbeck ; Alan Deak ; Barrie Heidenreich ; Frank Holdforth ; Geoff Hales ; Geoff Kitchen ; Graeme Lyall ; Graham Jesse ; Kevin Hocking ; Neil Thurgate ; Pat Crichton ; Tommy Tycho ; William Motzing.

Includes music from 'The Don Lane Show' ; 'The Graham Kennedy Show' ; 'The Midday Show' ; 'The Mike Walsh Show' ; 'Tonight with Bert Newton' ; 'The Ernie Sigley Show' ; 'New Faces' ; 'The Daryl Somes Show' ; 'In Melbourne Tonight'.

Many individual records include performance information. Some perfomance dates listed may be indicative only.

Some performance information taken from original containers. Containers were not retained with collection.

Subjects Popular music - Australia - 1961-1970.  |  Popular music - Australia - 1971-1980.  |  Popular music - Australia - 1981-1990.  |  Popular music - Australia - 1991-2000.  |  Variety shows (Television programs) - Australia - Songs and music.  |  Television music, Arranged - Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Harvey, Geoff  |  Channel Nine (Australia) Music Department  |  GTV-9 (Television station : Melbourne, Vic.)  |  TCN-9 (Television Station : Sydney, N.S.W.)

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