Don Richardson (3)

Real Name:
Donald George Evan Richardson
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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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Instruments & Performance

MCLP 6221, MCLP.6221 Let's Take A Sea Cruise! With The Breakaways — Don Richardson (3) The Breakaways* The Breakaways* - Let's Take A Sea Cruise! With The Breakaways(LP, Album, Mono) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice MCLP 6221, MCLP.6221 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
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PL 08751 Jazz (For Listening) Wellington — Don Richardson (3) Various Song Of The Volga Boatman Various - Jazz (For Listening) Wellington(LP, Mono) Philips PL 08751 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
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CSDM 6318, CSDM.6318 Live At The Beefeater Arms — Don Richardson (3) Jim McNaught Jim McNaught - Live At The Beefeater Arms(LP, Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice CSDM 6318, CSDM.6318 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
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D30874 The Two Albums — Don Richardson (3) Bari And The Breakaways* Don't Ask Me What I Say Bari And The Breakaways* - The Two Albums(CD, Comp) Legenz D30874 New Zealand 1992 Sell This Version
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BREAK 050 The Essential Recordings 1966-1970 — Don Richardson (3) 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
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Writing & Arrangement

EA-88 Songs And Games With Ailsa - From 3 To 5... — Don Richardson (3) Ailsa Martin Ailsa Martin - Songs And Games With Ailsa - From 3 To 5...(7", EP) Kiwi EA-88 New Zealand 1961 Sell This Version
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SA-26 End Of Summer  — Don Richardson (3) Tony And The Initials Tony And The Initials - End Of Summer (7", Single) Kiwi SA-26 New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
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WG-S-1617 End Of Summer  — Don Richardson (3) Tony And The Initials Tony And The Initials - End Of Summer (7", Single) W & G WG-S-1617 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
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EA.90 Social Dances     Folk Dances No. 19  — Don Richardson (3) 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 1965 Sell This Version
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HR. 336 Can't Keep You Out Of My Heart — Don Richardson (3) 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
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DO-8896 Saint Paul — Don Richardson (3) Shane* Shane* - Saint Paul (Single) His Master's Voice DO-8896 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
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CSDM 6315 The Ballad Of Brendan Dugan — Don Richardson (3) Brendan Dugan Brendan Dugan - The Ballad Of Brendan Dugan(LP) His Master's Voice CSDM 6315 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
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425220 Miss You Baby — Don Richardson (3) The Chicks The Chicks - Miss You Baby(7", Single) Polydor 425220 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
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BY 843085 Max-A-Million — Don Richardson (3) Max Cryer & The Children Max Cryer & The Children - Max-A-Million(LP, Album) Philips BY 843085 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
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425218 Long Haired Boy — Don Richardson (3) The Shevelles The Shevelles - Long Haired Boy(7", Single) Polydor 425218 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
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425210 Sweet Mary — Don Richardson (3) Frankie Price Frankie Price - Sweet Mary(7", Single) Polydor 425210 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
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621 008 A Long Time Comin' — Don Richardson (3) The Chicks The Chicks - A Long Time Comin' (Album) Polydor 621 008 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
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6334005 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head — Don Richardson (3) Eliza Keil Eliza Keil - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (Album) Philips 6334005 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
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CSDM 6320 David Curtis — Don Richardson (3) David Curtis David Curtis - David Curtis(LP, Album) His Master's Voice CSDM 6320 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
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BY 843095 Cowboy Boots — Don Richardson (3) Brian Hurst Brian Hurst - Cowboy Boots(LP) Philips BY 843095 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
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SLC 96 A Rainbow In The Sky — Don Richardson (3) Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa - A Rainbow In The Sky(LP, Album) Kiwi SLC 96 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
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ODE-25 Silent Night — Don Richardson (3) Colin Mark Raddock Silent Night (as D. Richardson) Colin Mark Raddock - Silent Night Ode Records ODE-25 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
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ODE 22 Beautiful — Don Richardson (3) John Macrae John Macrae - Beautiful(7") Ode Records ODE 22 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
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GESM 6144 Specially For You — Don Richardson (3) David Curtis David Curtis - Specially For You(7", EP) His Master's Voice GESM 6144 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
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6036002 Yesterday When I Was Young — Don Richardson (3) Suzanne* Suzanne* - Yesterday When I Was Young(7", Single) Philips 6036002 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version