Valjean

Real Name:
Valjean Johns
Profile:
Valjean Johns (November 19, 1934 – February 10, 2003), who typically recorded under his first name only, was an American pianist best known for his recording of the theme song from the TV show Ben Casey.

Born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, Valjean studied music at the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1958 and attaining a Fulbright scholarship.[1] In 1962, he released a recording of David Raksin's "Theme from Ben Casey", which hit #28 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] That same year, he released a full-length album, also titled Theme from Ben Casey, which peaked at #113 on the Billboard 200.[3] He also scored the 1969 counterculture thriller The Big Cube, which starred Lana Turner.

Valjean also toured, making appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra among others. (Taken from Wikipedia)
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Albums

Valjean - The Theme From Ben Casey album art Valjean The Theme From Ben Casey (Album) Carlton US 1962 Sell This Version
LP 143, LP/143 Valjean - The Theme From Ben Casey album art Valjean The Theme From Ben Casey(LP, Album, Mono) Carlton, Carlton LP 143, LP/143 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
146 Valjean - Mashin' The Classicks album art Valjean Mashin' The Classicks(LP) Carlton 146 1963 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Valjean - Till There Was You / The Eighteenth Variation album art Valjean Till There Was You / The Eighteenth Variation Carlton US 1962 Sell This Version
Valjean - Theme From Ben Casey / Theme From Dr. Kildare album art Valjean Theme From Ben Casey / Theme From Dr. Kildare (Single) Carlton US 1962 Sell This Version
Valjean - Mr. Mozart's Mash / Mewsette album art Valjean Mr. Mozart's Mash / Mewsette Carlton UK 1962 Sell This Version

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