Charlie Chaplin

Real Name:
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr.
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Born April 16th, 1889, in London – died December 25th, 1977, in Vevey (Switzerland).

Chaplin was a British comedy actor, and one of the most important personalities in the silent film genre. One of his most famous movies is "The Great Dictator", a satiric movie about Hitler and the Nazi regime. Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, edited, starred in, and composed the music for most of his films.

Chaplin developed a passion for music as a child, and taught himself to play the piano, violin, and cello. From "A Woman of Paris" (1923) onwards he took an increasing interest in the musical accompaniment to his films. With the advent of sound technology, Chaplin began using a synchronised orchestral soundtrack – composed by himself – for "City Lights" (1931). He thereafter composed the scores for all of his films, and from the late 1950's to his death, he scored all of his silent features and some of his short films. Though Chaplin was not a trained musician & he could not read sheet music, and he needed the help of professional composers such as David Raksin, Raymond Rasch & Eric James when creating his scores, his participation & creative genius in the process could not be denied.

Chaplin's composition "Smile", composed originally for "Modern Times" (1936) and later set to lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons, was a hit for Nat King Cole in 1954. For "Limelight", Chaplin composed "Terry's Theme", which was popularized by Jimmy Young as "Eternally" (1952). Finally, "This Is My Song", performed by Petula Clark for "A Countess from Hong Kong" (1967), reached number one on the UK and other European charts. Chaplin also received his only competitive Oscar for his composition work, as the Limelight theme won an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1973 following the film's re-release.

As a filmmaker, Chaplin is considered a pioneer and one of the most influential figures of the early twentieth century.

In 1975 he was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
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Albums

Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times album art Charlie Chaplin Modern Times (Album) United Artists Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Charlie Chaplin - The Chaplin Revue (Background Music From The Sound Track) album art Charles Chaplin* The Chaplin Revue (Background Music From The Sound Track) Decca UK 1960 Sell This Version
Charlie Chaplin - Charles Chaplin's A Countess From Hong Kong - The Original Soundtrack Album album art Charles Chaplin* Charles Chaplin's A Countess From Hong Kong - The Original Soundtrack Album (Album) Decca Japan 1967 Sell This Version
S/6089 Charlie Chaplin - Chaplin's Art Of Comedy album art Elias Breeskin, Charlie Chaplin Elias Breeskin, Charlie Chaplin - Chaplin's Art Of Comedy(LP, Album) Mainstream Records S/6089 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
UAS 29057 I Charlie Chaplin - Der Circus (Original Film Soundtrack) album art Charlie Chaplin Der Circus (Original Film Soundtrack)(LP) Liberty/UA GmbH UAS 29057 I Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Charlie Chaplin - Les Musiques Des Films De Charlie Chaplin album art Charlie Chaplin - Michel Villard Charlie Chaplin - Michel Villard - Les Musiques Des Films De Charlie Chaplin (Album, Comp) Vogue, Vogue, Vogue Italy 1972 Sell This Version
RFL-ST 14067 Charlie Chaplin - Poesia DI Un Clown album art Charlie Chaplin Poesia DI Un Clown(LP, Album) Rifi RFL-ST 14067 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
REL-ST 19275 Charlie Chaplin - Musiche Alla Ribalta album art Charlie Chaplin Musiche Alla Ribalta(LP, Album) Penny (2) REL-ST 19275 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
VER 34154 Charlie Chaplin - Les Musiques Des Films De Charlot album art Charlie Chaplin Les Musiques Des Films De Charlot(LP) Versailles VER 34154 France 1978 Sell This Version
L-10110W Charlie Chaplin - Good-Bye Charlie Chaplin album art Charlie Chaplin Good-Bye Charlie Chaplin(LP) Warner Bros. Records L-10110W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Charlie Chaplin - City Lights album art Charlie Chaplin City Lights (Album) Silva Screen UK 1989 Sell This Version
PSJ 236 Charlie Chaplin - Oh! That Cello album art Thomas Beckmann, Johannes Cernota - Charlie Chaplin Thomas Beckmann, Johannes Cernota - Charlie Chaplin - Oh! That Cello(LP, Album) Poljazz PSJ 236 Poland 1989 Sell This Version
Charlie Chaplin - Огни Большого Города album art Чарли Чаплин* Огни Большого Города Мелодия USSR 1989 Sell This Version
С60 31435 004 Charlie Chaplin - Огни Рампы album art Чарли Чаплин* Огни Рампы(LP) Мелодия С60 31435 004 USSR 1991 Sell This Version
BM 99903/4 Charlie Chaplin - The Original Music From His Movies album art Charlie Chaplin The Original Music From His Movies(2xCD) Blue Moon BM 99903/4 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
TL 1312 Charlie Chaplin - The Music Of Charlie Chaplin The Unknown Side Of A Genius album art Charlie Chaplin The Music Of Charlie Chaplin The Unknown Side Of A Genius(CD, Album) Traditional Line TL 1312 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
2743009.10 Charlie Chaplin - Charlie Chaplin Film Music Anthology album art Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Film Music Anthology(2xCD, Album) Le Chant Du Monde 2743009.10 UK & France 2019 Sell This Version
LYRA 5011 Charlie Chaplin - Flautissimo (Ungewöhnliche Blockflötenmusik) album art Blockflötenensemble Franz-Josef Kastl ; Scott Joplin, Charlie Chaplin, Glenn Miller, Albert W. Ketélbey*, Johann Strauß (Sohn)* Blockflötenensemble Franz-Josef Kastl ; Scott Joplin, Charlie Chaplin, Glenn Miller, Albert W. Ketélbey*, Johann Strauß (Sohn)* - Flautissimo (Ungewöhnliche Blockflötenmusik)(LP) Lyra (3) LYRA 5011 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SPO 521 Charlie Chaplin - Music By The Great Charlie Chaplin album art Charlie Chaplin Music By The Great Charlie Chaplin(LP, Album) Super Oscar SPO 521 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Charlie Chaplin - Sing A Song / With You, Dear, In Bombay album art Charlie Chaplin Guest Conductor With Abe Lyman's California Orchestra Charlie Chaplin Guest Conductor With Abe Lyman's California Orchestra - Sing A Song / With You, Dear, In Bombay Brunswick US 1925 Sell This Version
Charlie Chaplin - Smile / Chaplins Manschettvisa album art Filmens Originalorkester* / Charles Chaplin* Med Filmens Originalorkester* Filmens Originalorkester* / Charles Chaplin* Med Filmens Originalorkester* - Smile / Chaplins Manschettvisa His Master's Voice Sweden 1954 Sell This Version
Charlie Chaplin - Mandolin Serenade album art Charles Chaplin* Mandolin Serenade (Single) His Master's Voice Australia 1957 Sell This Version
Charlie Chaplin - Originalinspelningar Ur Filmerna "Rampljus" Och "Moderna Tider" album art Charles Chaplin* Originalinspelningar Ur Filmerna "Rampljus" Och "Moderna Tider" (EP) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice Scandinavia 1957 Sell This Version
EMF 97, 7 EMF 97 Charlie Chaplin - Un Roi À New-York album art Charlie Chaplin Un Roi À New-York(7") La Voix De Son Maître, La Voix De Son Maître EMF 97, 7 EMF 97 France 1957 Sell This Version
VV 3639 Charlie Chaplin - Uno, Due, Tre album art André Previn, Charlie Chaplin, Armando Sciascia André Previn, Charlie Chaplin, Armando Sciascia - Uno, Due, Tre(7", Single) Vedette Records VV 3639 Italy 1962 Sell This Version