Alan Hawkshaw

Real Name:
William Alan Hawkshaw
Profile:
British pianist, composer and producer.
Born 27 March 1937 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K. Died 16 October 2021.
Father of dance vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw.
He is known for composing themes for movies and TV programs.
He has extensive session work for artists such as Olivia Newton John, David Bowie, Cliff Richard, and others.
He was a key-musician in the disco scene with his group Love De-Luxe, his work with Alec R. Costandinos's Love & Kisses, Donna Summer and Madeline Bell.
Publishing companies.
Alan Hawkshaw Publishing
Alan Hawkshaw Music Ltd.
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KPM 1015 The Sound Of Pop — Alan Hawkshaw Bill Martin & Phil Coulter, Alan Hawkshaw, Tony Allan (3) Bill Martin & Phil Coulter, Alan Hawkshaw, Tony Allan (3) - The Sound Of Pop KPM Music KPM 1015 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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KPM 1027 Soul Organ Showcase — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw / David Gold (5) / Keith Mansfield Alan Hawkshaw / David Gold (5) / Keith Mansfield - Soul Organ Showcase KPM Music KPM 1027 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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KPM 1044 The Big Beat — Alan Hawkshaw Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw - The Big Beat (Album) KPM Music KPM 1044 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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KPM 1043 Beat Incidental — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Beat Incidental (Album) KPM Music KPM 1043 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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KPM 1079 Beat Industrial — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker / Johnny Hawksworth Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker / Johnny Hawksworth - Beat Industrial(LP) KPM Music KPM 1079 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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KPM 1076 Speed And Excitement — Alan Hawkshaw Johnny Pearson / Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw Johnny Pearson / Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw - Speed And Excitement(LP) KPM Music KPM 1076 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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DW/LP 3219 Alternatives — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw - Alternatives(LP) Music De Wolfe DW/LP 3219 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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KPM 1086 Music For A Young Generation — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw - Music For A Young Generation(LP) KPM Music KPM 1086 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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S-LEAC-1041/2 Cliff Goes East — Alan Hawkshaw Cliff Richard With Hank Marvin / John Farrar / Brian Bennett / Alan Hawkshaw And Olivia Newton-John Cliff Richard With Hank Marvin / John Farrar / Brian Bennett / Alan Hawkshaw And Olivia Newton-John - Cliff Goes East(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia S-LEAC-1041/2 Singapore 1972 Sell This Version
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TWO 391, 1E 062 ◦ 05134 27 Top T.V. Themes & Commercials — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw 27 Top T.V. Themes & Commercials(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia TWO 391, 1E 062 ◦ 05134 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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KPM 1080 Flute For Moderns — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw / Joe Haider Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw / Joe Haider - Flute For Moderns(LP, Album) KPM Music KPM 1080 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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KPM 1112 The Rhythm Of Modern Life / Vaudeville — Alan Hawkshaw David Lindup / Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw David Lindup / Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw - The Rhythm Of Modern Life / Vaudeville(LP) KPM Music KPM 1112 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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6414 310 Organ Sounds In Super Stereo — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw Organ Sounds In Super Stereo(LP, Album) Philips 6414 310 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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KPM 1122 Move With The Times — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw / Dave Gold* Alan Hawkshaw / Dave Gold* - Move With The Times (Album) KPM Music KPM 1122 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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DW/LP 3262 Black Pearl — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw - Black Pearl Music De Wolfe DW/LP 3262 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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KPM 1124 Big Business / Wind Of Change — Alan Hawkshaw Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw / David Snell (2) Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw / David Snell (2) - Big Business / Wind Of Change (Album) KPM Music KPM 1124 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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KPM 1123 Friendly Faces — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw / James Clarke Alan Hawkshaw / James Clarke - Friendly Faces(LP) KPM Music KPM 1123 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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TIM 1011 The Rock Machine — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker - The Rock Machine(LP) Themes International Music TIM 1011 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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2486 068 Non Stop Hammond Hits — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw Non Stop Hammond Hits (Album) Polydor 2486 068 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
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KPM 1132 Synthesis — Alan Hawkshaw Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw - Synthesis (Album) KPM Music KPM 1132 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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TIM 1012 Synthesizer And Percussion — Alan Hawkshaw A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* - Synthesizer And Percussion (Album) Themes International Music TIM 1012 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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KPM 1169 Arp Odyssey — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw Arp Odyssey(LP) KPM Music KPM 1169 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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KPM 1192 The Road Forward — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw The Road Forward (Album) KPM Music KPM 1192 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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TIM 1027 Contemporary Contrasts — Alan Hawkshaw A. Parker* / A. Hawkshaw* / M. Moran* A. Parker* / A. Hawkshaw* / M. Moran* - Contemporary Contrasts(LP) Themes International Music TIM 1027 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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KPM 1193 Classical Synthesiser / Stained Glass Windows — Alan Hawkshaw Alan Hawkshaw / John Leach Alan Hawkshaw / John Leach - Classical Synthesiser / Stained Glass Windows(LP) KPM Music KPM 1193 UK 1977 Sell This Version

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musicman39

musicman39

April 24, 2022
Just read that he had passed away last year.. R.I.P Alan Hawkshaw.... what an amazing artist/producer.. will be sadly missed.. made fabulous music within the Library Fraternity.... Another legend gone...
TriHard

TriHard

August 23, 2015
Some of these fantastic albums deserve reissues...!!!
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 25, 2007
edited over 15 years ago
Composer, keyboardist, arranger & performer Alan Hawkshaw had what we would call a prolific career as a music artist on the sixties, seventies and eighties on the most diverse funtions.
Despite his 'Souler' reputation for being a member of a band behind the classic "The Champ", Alan also made a career working on themes for movies and television programmes and was part of many bands (from Rock & Roll band Emile Ford And The Checkmates in the sixties to The Shadows in the seventies); he also work for other well-known artists (Olivia Newton-John, Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg) using his talent as pianist, arranger and musical director.
In the USA, as part of the project Love De-Luxe in 1979 (on Hawkshaw's Discophonia), one of his productions reached a first ranking on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts - the single "Here Comes That Sound Again".

Alan was a key member on the legendary Soul-Funk project The Mohawks (the one behind the timeless classic "The Champ", largely sampled by Breakbeat-based genres such as Hip Hop, R&B and Jungle-Drum n'Bass since the eighties. This magic moment of his artistic journey under the band named The Mohawks would take place on the end sixties; The Mohawks would never do any official tour or major performances, but their ground breaking relase "The Champ" would stand the test of time as a Breakbeat standard for an incredible amount of music since then. The number of samples generated and the re-releases from that all-time classic "The Champ" is something Alan would never imagine himself at that time, not even on his wildest dreams.

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