Mike Sammes

Mike Sammes

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Born 19 February 1928, Reigate, Surrey, UK. Died 19 May 2001 from a winter bad fall he never really recovered from. Known for many backing vocals in British pop music when leading is vocal group 'Mike Sammes Singers'. Mike learned Cello in grammar school, worked a short period for music publisher Chappell & Company and later as arranger. Bill Shepherd, convinced him to form a male vocal group: The Coronets.
Shepherd lost interest but Mike fully developed the group of singers in 1955 and the ensemble was soon working four sessions a day, six days a week. They did back-ups for all the major and minor British singers.
His formation was also featured in soundtracks, radio work, regularly appeared on the BBC, some variety shows at the London Palladium, guest appearances on tv programs (The Val Doonican Show) and for series title themes (Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Secret Service,…).
The Mike Sammes Singers recorded seven albums between 1962 and 1988, appeared in the very first [Invalid Artist]' recording session but also in some of Beatles, Olivia Newton-John and for many other bands' recordings.
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Mike Sammes Discography

Albums

RLP 1450 Enid Heard, Mike Sammes, John Gregory and his Orchestra Enid Heard, Mike Sammes, John Gregory and his Orchestra - A Child's Introduction To Multiplication(LP) Wonderland Records (7) RLP 1450 US 1961 Sell This Version
SMCP 5057 Ronnie Ronalde, Mike Sammes, The Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra Ronnie Ronalde, Mike Sammes, The Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra - The Sweetest Sound Of Ronnie Ronalde(LP) Major Minor SMCP 5057 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SRS 5146 Sidney James*, Joan Sims, Cheryl Kennedy, Mike Sammes Sidney James*, Joan Sims, Cheryl Kennedy, Mike Sammes - David Frost Presents Sleeping Beauty(LP) Starline SRS 5146 UK 1972 Sell This Version
JBH019LP Mike Sammes & The Mike Sammes Singers* Mike Sammes & The Mike Sammes Singers* - Music For Biscuits (Album) Trunk Records JBH019LP UK 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SEGO 7760, SEGO-7760 Mike Sammes And The Locals* Mike Sammes And The Locals* - Saturday Night At The Crown(7", EP) Columbia, Columbia SEGO 7760, SEGO-7760 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
7EG 121 Michael Sammes* & Enid Heard With John Gregory & His Orchestra* Michael Sammes* & Enid Heard With John Gregory & His Orchestra* - Musical Multiplication Tables - Numbers Tables Eight To Twelve(7", EP, blu) HMV Junior Records 7EG 121 UK 1960 Sell This Version
7EG 120 Michael Sammes* & Enid Heard With John Gregory & His Orchestra* Michael Sammes* & Enid Heard With John Gregory & His Orchestra* - Musical Multiplication Tables - Numbers Tables Two To Seven(7", EP) HMV Junior Records 7EG 120 UK 1960 Sell This Version
CB1738 Mike Sammes Oh My Twisted Bach / All Of A Twist(7") Oriole CB1738 UK & Ireland 1962 Sell This Version
EMBS 246 Lord Fred & The Littermen* 500 Tons Of Paper (Single) Ember Records EMBS 246 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SLE 45 Mike Sammes & Mike Sammes Singers Mike Sammes & Mike Sammes Singers - The Southern Sound(7") Not On Label SLE 45 UK 1971 Sell This Version
LG-821 Mike Sammes, Mike Sammes Singers Mike Sammes, Mike Sammes Singers - The Beautiful Briny - From Walt Disney Production Bedknobs And Broomsticks(7") Disneyland LG-821 US 1971 Sell This Version
FP 10037 Mike Sammes / Peter Oakman Mike Sammes / Peter Oakman - The Laughing Policeman / My Brother(7", Single) Surprise Surprise FP 10037 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7EG 120 Michael Sammes* & Enid Heard With John Gregory & His Orchestra* Michael Sammes* & Enid Heard With John Gregory & His Orchestra* - Musical Multiplication Tables - Numbers Tables Two To Seven(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EG 120 India Unknown Sell This Version

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