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 Cliff Richard & The Shadows' recording session but also in some of Beatles, Olivia Newton-John and for many other bands' recordings.
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Mike Sammes Discography Tracks

Albums

RLP 1450 Mike Sammes - A Child's Introduction To Multiplication album art 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
SOC 1014 Mike Sammes - The Boy Friend album art Raymond Aske, Joanne Brown, Mike Sammes, Pat Whitmore Raymond Aske, Joanne Brown, Mike Sammes, Pat Whitmore - The Boy Friend(LP, Album, Mono) Society SOC 1014 UK 1965 Sell This Version
STP 3804 Mike Sammes - Pomi d'ottone e manici di scopa album art Mike Sammes, Mike Sammes Singers Mike Sammes, Mike Sammes Singers - Pomi d'ottone e manici di scopa(LP, Album) Disneyland STP 3804 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SRS 5146 Mike Sammes - David Frost Presents Sleeping Beauty album art 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
SOEX.9992 Mike Sammes - David Frost Presents Sleeping Beauty album art Sidney James*, Joan Sims, Cheryl Kennedy, Mike Sammes Sidney James*, Joan Sims, Cheryl Kennedy, Mike Sammes - David Frost Presents Sleeping Beauty(LP) EMI (Australia) Limited SOEX.9992 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes - Music For Biscuits album art Mike Sammes & The Mike Sammes Singers* Mike Sammes & The Mike Sammes Singers* - Music For Biscuits (Album) Trunk Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
SOC 1010, STSOC 1010 Mike Sammes - Mary Poppins album art Knightsbridge Theatre Orchestra*, Joanne Brown, Fred Dachtler, Enid Heard, Valerie Bain, Mike Sammes, Len Stevens Knightsbridge Theatre Orchestra*, Joanne Brown, Fred Dachtler, Enid Heard, Valerie Bain, Mike Sammes, Len Stevens - Mary Poppins(LP) Society, Society SOC 1010, STSOC 1010 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SEGO 7760, SEGO-7760 Mike Sammes - Saturday Night At The Crown album art 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
Mike Sammes - Musical Multiplication Tables - Numbers Tables Two To Seven album art 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 (EP) HMV Junior Records UK 1960 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes - Musical Multiplication Tables - Numbers Tables Eight To Twelve album art 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 (EP) HMV Junior Records UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-CB 1738 Mike Sammes - Oh My Twisted Bach album art Mike Sammes & His* Oh My Twisted Bach(7", Single) Oriole 45-CB 1738 UK 1962 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes - 500 Tons Of Paper album art Lord Fred & The Littermen* 500 Tons Of Paper (Single) Ember Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Mike Sammes - The '68 Extra album art Michael Sammes*, Herb Kanzell, Johnny Johnston Michael Sammes*, Herb Kanzell, Johnny Johnston - The '68 Extra(7") Not On Label none UK 1968 Sell This Version
SLE 45 Mike Sammes - The Southern Sound album art 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 - The Beautiful Briny - From Walt Disney Production Bedknobs And Broomsticks album art 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 - The Laughing Policeman / My Brother album art Mike Sammes / Peter Oakman Mike Sammes / Peter Oakman - The Laughing Policeman / My Brother(7", Single) Surprise Surprise FP 10037 UK 1974 Sell This Version
RDSHO 831/6s Mike Sammes - Introduces Excerpts From Hits From The Shows album art Mike Sammes Introduces Excerpts From Hits From The Shows(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Reader's Digest RDSHO 831/6s UK Unknown Sell This Version

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