Tony Osborne

Real Name:
Edward Benjamin Osborne
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Trumpet player, pianist, composer, arranger and conductor.
Born: June 1922 nr Cambridge, England.
Died: March 1st 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

In the 1950's Tony Osborne was musical director, with his band the Brass Hats, for Britain's first pop music television show, the BBC’s Six-Five Special. When this was superceded by Juke Box Jury in 1959, he wrote and recorded its theme song "Juke Box Fury" as Ozzie Warlock and the Wizards. Melavano, Sordo Gomez and Laszlo Tabor are other noms de plume he sometimes used.
Amongst the many artists he worked with, Tony Osborne wrote and arranged for Shirley Bassey, was musical director for Judy Garland's final concerts in 1969, made two albums with Eartha Kitt in 1984, and in the mid-1990's, aged 74 and the baby of the band, he came out of retirement to lead the last genuine Glenn Miller Orchestra on a tour of Australia, featuring the six surviving members of the bands led by Miller himself.
His son is songwriter Gary Osborne, his daughter Jan was married to Kenny Jones of the Small Faces and The Who.
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Albums

M 2 Tony Osborne - Starlit Nights album art Tony Osborne Starlit Nights (Album) World Record Club M 2 Australia 1958 Sell This Version
CLP 1354, CLP. 1354 Tony Osborne - That's Paris album art Tony Osborne / Tony Osborne His Piano And Orchestra* Tony Osborne / Tony Osborne His Piano And Orchestra* - That's Paris (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice CLP 1354, CLP. 1354 UK 1960 Sell This Version
CSD 1409 Tony Osborne - Let's Dance With Tony album art Tony Osborne Let's Dance With Tony(LP) His Master's Voice CSD 1409 UK 1962 Sell This Version
CSD 1540, CSD. 1540 Tony Osborne - Nights To Remember With Tony Osborne: Great Film And Stage Themes album art Tony Osborne Nights To Remember With Tony Osborne: Great Film And Stage Themes(LP, Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice CSD 1540, CSD. 1540 UK 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 1814, CLP. 1814 Tony Osborne - Cocktail Time album art Tony Osborne And His Piano* Cocktail Time(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice CLP 1814, CLP. 1814 UK 1964 Sell This Version
SML 705 Tony Osborne - Piano In The Night (The Pianos Of Tony Osborne) album art The Pianos Of Tony Osborne* Piano In The Night (The Pianos Of Tony Osborne) (Album) Deram, Deram SML 705 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
40-103 Tony Osborne - Lennon & McCartney Go Latin With Tony Osborne album art Tony Osborne Lennon & McCartney Go Latin With Tony Osborne(Cass, Album) International Artists (5) 40-103 UK 1971 Sell This Version
6382 069 Tony Osborne - Great TV Themes album art Tony Osborne Great TV Themes(LP) Philips 6382 069 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TRO-197 Tony Osborne - Romantic Strings - 20 Favourite Love Songs album art Ronald Binge, Tony Osborne, Ray Martin (5) Ronald Binge, Tony Osborne, Ray Martin (5) - Romantic Strings - 20 Favourite Love Songs(LP) Music World TRO-197 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
OU 2160, 0C 054-98 297 Tony Osborne The Magic Of The Piano The Multi-Piano Sound Of Tony Osborne(LP, Album) One-Up, One-Up OU 2160, 0C 054-98 297 UK 1976 Sell This Version
SBH 3081 Tony Osborne - Piano & Rhythm album art Bob Adams (6) / Tony Osborne Bob Adams (6) / Tony Osborne - Piano & Rhythm(LP) Boosey & Hawkes SBH 3081 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ME 3 Tony Osborne - Mood album art Tony Osborne Mood(8-Trk, Album) Mark Eight ME 3 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
LZ 8001 Tony Osborne - Our Love Story album art Tony Osborne Our Love Story (Album) His Master's Voice LZ 8001 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AFSD 6185 Tony Osborne - Amor en musica album art Tony Osborne Amor en musica(LP, Album) Audio Fidelity AFSD 6185 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
R 25149 Tony Osborne - That's Paris album art Tony Osborne That's Paris(LP) Roulette R 25149 US Unknown Sell This Version
KVP 213 Tony Osborne - Can i Trust You album art Tony Osborne et Son Orchestre* Can i Trust You(LP) Rim (4) KVP 213 France Unknown Sell This Version
TA-SX 1795 Tony Osborne - Sixteen Hits From Stage And Screen album art Tony Osborne, Eddie Calvert, Geoff Love & His Orchestra, The Cliff Adams Singers Tony Osborne, Eddie Calvert, Geoff Love & His Orchestra, The Cliff Adams Singers - Sixteen Hits From Stage And Screen(Reel, 2tr Mono, Album) Columbia TA-SX 1795 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-db 4067 Tony Osborne - All Mama’s Children album art Terry Wayne With accompaniment directed by Tony Osborne And the The Rita Williams Singers Terry Wayne With accompaniment directed by Tony Osborne And the The Rita Williams Singers - All Mama’s Children(7", Single) Columbia 45-db 4067 UK 1958 Sell This Version
NEP.24068 Tony Osborne - Presenting John Fraser album art John Fraser (4), Tony Osborne, Beryl Stott Group, Kim Drake Orchestra John Fraser (4), Tony Osborne, Beryl Stott Group, Kim Drake Orchestra - Presenting John Fraser(7", EP) Pye Nixa, Nixa (2) NEP.24068 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-POP 514 Tony Osborne - Take Me Dreaming (Tivoli Melodie) album art Tony Osborne Take Me Dreaming (Tivoli Melodie)(7", Single) His Master's Voice 45-POP 514 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-R 4693 Tony Osborne - Why Why Why album art The Wise Boys With Accompaniment Directed By Tony Osborne The Wise Boys With Accompaniment Directed By Tony Osborne - Why Why Why Parlophone 45-R 4693 UK 1960 Sell This Version
7EG 8763 Tony Osborne - Swings With Tony Osborne album art Danny Williams, Tony Osborne Danny Williams, Tony Osborne - Swings With Tony Osborne (EP) His Master's Voice 7EG 8763 UK 1962 Sell This Version
POP 1223 Tony Osborne - Ali Baba album art Tony Osborne Ali Baba (Single) La Voce Del Padrone POP 1223 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45-LON9605V Tony Osborne - Acapulco 1922 / I Loved You album art Tony Osborne Acapulco 1922 / I Loved You(7", Promo) London Records 45-LON9605V US 1963 Sell This Version
EGF 773 Tony Osborne - Open House - Lovely Girl album art Tony Osborne Open House - Lovely Girl(7", S/Sided, TP, W/Lbl) La Voix De Son Maître EGF 773 France 1964 Sell This Version