Charlie Chaplin

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr.
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Born April 16th, 1889, in London, England – died December 25th, 1977, in Vevey, Vaud, 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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UAL 4049 Modern Times — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Modern Times (Album) United Artists Records UAL 4049 US 1959 Sell This Version
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LAT 8345 The Chaplin Revue (Background Music From The Sound Track) — Charlie Chaplin Charles Chaplin* The Chaplin Revue (Background Music From The Sound Track) Decca LAT 8345 UK 1960 Sell This Version
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DA 132 Charles Chaplin's A Countess From Hong Kong - The Original Soundtrack Album — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Charles Chaplin's A Countess From Hong Kong - The Original Soundtrack Album (Album) Decca DA 132 Spain 1966 Sell This Version
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S/6089 Chaplin's Art Of Comedy — Charlie Chaplin Elias Breeskin, Charlie Chaplin Elias Breeskin, Charlie Chaplin - Chaplin's Art Of Comedy(LP, Album) Mainstream Records S/6089 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
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UAS 29057 I Der Circus (Original Film Soundtrack) — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Der Circus (Original Film Soundtrack)(LP) Liberty/UA GmbH UAS 29057 I Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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SLD 837 Les Musiques Des Films De Charlie Chaplin — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin - Michel Villard Charlie Chaplin - Michel Villard - Les Musiques Des Films De Charlie Chaplin (Album, Comp) Disques Vogue, Disques Vogue SLD 837 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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RFL-ST 14067 Poesia DI Un Clown — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Poesia DI Un Clown(LP, Album) Rifi RFL-ST 14067 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
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SPO 521 Music By The Great Charlie Chaplin — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Music By The Great Charlie Chaplin(LP, Album) Super Oscar SPO 521 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
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REL-ST 19275 Musiche Alla Ribalta — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Musiche Alla Ribalta(LP, Album) Penny (2) REL-ST 19275 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
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VER 34154 Les Musiques Des Films De Charlot — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Les Musiques Des Films De Charlot(LP) Versailles VER 34154 France 1978 Sell This Version
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CPL1-2778 The Music of Charlie Chaplin: A Legendary Composer — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin The Music of Charlie Chaplin: A Legendary Composer(LP, Album) RCA CPL1-2778 US 1978 Sell This Version
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L-10110W Good-Bye Charlie Chaplin — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Good-Bye Charlie Chaplin(LP) Warner Bros. Records L-10110W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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CHV 012 The Chaplin Collection  — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin The Chaplin Collection (Cass, Comp, Dol) Chevron (2) CHV 012 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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PSJ 236 Oh! That Cello — Charlie Chaplin 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
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М60 48637 005 Огни Большого Города — Charlie Chaplin Чарли Чаплин* Огни Большого Города Мелодия М60 48637 005 USSR 1989 Sell This Version
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SSD 1054 City Lights — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin City Lights (Album) Silva Screen SSD 1054 US 1989 Sell This Version
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С60 31435 004 Огни Рампы — Charlie Chaplin Чарли Чаплин* Огни Рампы(LP) Мелодия С60 31435 004 USSR 1991 Sell This Version
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BM 99903, BM 99904 The Original Music From His Movies — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin The Original Music From His Movies(2xCD) Blue Moon (4), Blue Moon (4) BM 99903, BM 99904 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
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SFCD33510 City Lights — Charlie Chaplin Charles Chaplin* City Lights (Album, Comp) The Soundtrack Factory SFCD33510 1999 Sell This Version
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777 286-2 Modern Times - The Complete Film Music — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin, Timothy Brock, David Raksin Charlie Chaplin, Timothy Brock, David Raksin - Modern Times - The Complete Film Music(CD) cpo 777 286-2 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
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0301190BC The Golden Violin: Music Of The 20s — Charlie Chaplin Daniel Röhn, Gershwin*, Rachmaninoff*, Heifetz*, Weill*, Chaplin* Daniel Röhn, Gershwin*, Rachmaninoff*, Heifetz*, Weill*, Chaplin* - The Golden Violin: Music Of The 20s(CD, Album) Berlin Classics 0301190BC Germany 2019 Sell This Version
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B086R8PN5C Modern Times. The Complete Remastered Soundtrack — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Modern Times. The Complete Remastered Soundtrack(File, AAC, FLAC, ogg, WMV) Roy Export SAS B086R8PN5C Europe 2020
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39227091 The Great Dictator — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator(LP, Mono, Ltd, RM) LE CHANT DU MONDE 39227091 France 2020 Sell This Version
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CM743156 The Kid Soundtrack Album — Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin The Kid Soundtrack Album(LP, Mono, RM, 180) Le Chant Du Monde CM743156 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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LYRA 5011 Flautissimo (Ungewöhnliche Blockflötenmusik) — Charlie Chaplin 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