Multi-award winning British songwriter, and producer. His first success as a songwriter was 'Walkin' Tall' which was a top-10 single in 1963 for Adam Faith
. He used the alias Robin Conrad
as he was also plugging the song under his real name. He went on to work as a lyricist with composers Les Reed
, Geoff Stephens
& Mitch Murray
with whom he formed a long-lasting partnership. He also provided English lyrics to Italian ballads.
Founder member of the Society of Distinguished Songwriters (KING SOD II), a director of the Performing Rights Society, and a director of M.C.P.S.. Callander also formed the publishing company Callander Family Music Ltd.
10th October 1939, in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England
25th February 2014, in Harefield, Hillingdon, Greater London, England. [heart attack, aged 74]