Don Richardson (3)

Don Richardson (3)

Real Name:
Donald George Evan Richardson
Profile:
b. March 2, 1928, Wellington, New Zealand
d. March 6, 2008, Wellington, New Zealand

Don Richardson, a youthful prodigy on the saxophone, became a leading musical arranger in the 1960's and wrote the scores for a string of hit records by pop stars such as Shane, Allison Durbin, Craig Scott and Mr Lee Grant. In 1969, three of the ten songs in the Loxene Golden Disc Awards – New Zealand’s Grammys – were Richardson’s work.

His ensembles appeared under a variety of names – the Don Richardson Strings, the Don Richardson Orchestra – and featured a floating roster of players, many of them members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He was bandleader at the Majestic Cabaret until the early 1970's. He continued to record for Radio New Zealand until the 1990s, often with Marise (whom he married in 1968) doing the vocals.

His son Andrew Richardson (3) plays drums.
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Don Richardson (3) Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

PL 08751 Various Song Of The Volga Boatman Various - Jazz (For Listening) Wellington(LP, Mono) Philips PL 08751 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
BREAK 050 Tom Thumb (2) Tom Thumb (2) - The Essential Recordings 1966-1970(LP, Comp, Ltd) Break-A-Way Records BREAK 050 Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

WG-S-1617 Tony And The Initials Tony And The Initials - End Of Summer / On Again - Off Again(7", Single) W & G WG-S-1617 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
HR. 336 Brendan Dugan Brendan Dugan - Can't Keep You Out Of My Heart(7", Single) His Master's Voice HR. 336 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
Shane* Shane* - Saint Paul (Single) His Master's Voice New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
425218 The Shevelles The Shevelles - Long Haired Boy(7", Single) Polydor 425218 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
425210 Frankie Price Frankie Price - Sweet Mary(7", Single) Polydor 425210 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
Eliza Keil Eliza Keil - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (Album) Philips New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
621 008 The Chicks The Chicks - A Long Time Comin'(LP, Album) Polydor 621 008 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
GESM 6144 David Curtis David Curtis - Specially For You(7", EP) His Master's Voice GESM 6144 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
6036002 Suzanne* Suzanne* - Yesterday When I Was Young(7", Single) Philips 6036002 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
HSDM 1015, HSDM.1015 David Curtis David Curtis - Album Two(LP, Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice HSDM 1015, HSDM.1015 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
HR.448 The Trilights The Trilights - One Tin Soldier(7", Single) His Master's Voice HR.448 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
ODE-17 Colin Mark Raddock Colin Mark Raddock - Salomela(7", Single) Ode Records ODE-17 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
HR 470 David Curtis David Curtis - Song Of Departure(7", Single, Ltd) His Master's Voice HR 470 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
TRL 005 Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra September Morn and 2 more… Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra - Orchestral Gold Volume One(LP) Tartar TRL 005 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
ECON 301 Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra Heartlight and 2 more… Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra - Orchestral Gold Volume Three(LP) Lucky, Hughes Leisure Group ECON 301 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
LO 218 Ray Woolf Ray Woolf - The Way To Feel Wonderful- Hip Hi(7", Single) Not On Label LO 218 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
EA.90 Alex Lindsay & The Folk Dance Orchestra* Alex Lindsay & The Folk Dance Orchestra* - Social Dances Folk Dances No. 19 (7", EP) Kiwi EA.90 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

OK118 Bill & Boyd* Bill & Boyd* - Fall In Love With You(7", Single) Peak (4) OK118 New Zealand 1961 Sell This Version
HR.310 Mr. Lee Grant* Why Or Where Or When Mr. Lee Grant* - Why Or Where Or When(7", Single) His Master's Voice HR.310 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
425209 Frankie Price Frankie Price - Another Tear Drop Falls / I Could Have Loved You So Well(7", Single) Polydor 425209 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
HR. 392 Shane* Shane* - Natural Man(7", Single) His Master's Voice HR. 392 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
Johnny Farnham* Johnny Farnham* - Christmas Is... Johnny Farnham (Album) Columbia Australia 1970 Sell This Version
HR.398 The Kal-Q-Lated Risk I'll Be Home (In A Day Or So) The Kal-Q-Lated Risk - I'll Be Home (In A Day Or So)(7", Single) His Master's Voice HR.398 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version