Saturday, June 19, 2010
Remembering Johnny Douglas
John Henry Douglas was born on June 19, 1920 in Hackney, London, England. He composed scores for 37 feature films, among them “The Railway Children” (1971). He was a master at arranging string instruments. He started his own record label 'Dulcima Records' in 1983, which is still in business today re-mastering and recording his more than 80 albums onto CD. Douglas was a musical director for DECCA and recorded over 500 tracks of music. Johnny composed the scores for two Euro-westerns: “Gunfighters of Casa Grande” (1963) and “Kid Rodelo” (1965). Johnny died on 4/20/2003, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England, U.K.. Today we remember Johnny Douglas on what would have been his 90th birthday.