Richard Himber

Richard Himber

Real Name:
Herbert Richard Imber
Profile:
b.: February 20, 1899 (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.)
d.: December 11, 1966

American bandleader, composer, violinist, magician and practical joker.

He worked his way through Vaudeville and down Tin Pan Alley. He managed Rudy Vallee's orchestra service, which sent out bands for private parties and society functions.
In 1933 Richard Himber made his first records, for Vocalion under the name "Dick Himber," which intimates always called him. Among the selections was his own theme song, "It Isn't Fair," a song he wrote which became a hit.

Himber was also the publisher of the R-H Log, a weekly survey of the most popular tunes on radio and television.
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Richard Himber Discography

Singles & EPs

24750 Richard Himber And The Studebaker Champion Orch.* Richard Himber And The Studebaker Champion Orch.* - Tea For Two(Shellac, 10", RP) Victor 24750 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

95/96 Les Brown / Jean Goldkette / Richard Himber Les Brown / Jean Goldkette / Richard Himber - The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band Era(2xLP, Comp, Red) The Franklin Mint Record Society 95/96 US 1985 Sell This Version