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Nelson Riddle

Composer, Musician (1-Jun-1921 — 6-Oct-1985)


Peter J. Levinson. September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle. Watson-Guptill. 2001. 320pp.

Nelson Riddle. Arranged by Nelson Riddle: The Definitive Study of Arranging by America's #1 Composer, Arranger and Conductor. Warner Brothers. 1985. 200pp. Textbook on arrangement, with biographical information and observations.


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  4. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.610)

  5. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.347)

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