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Johnny Pearson (I) (1925–2011)

Johnny Pearson was born on June 18, 1925 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England as John Valmore Pearson. He is known for his work on Top of the Pops (1964), Black Dynamite (2009) and 3-2-1 (1978). He was married to Alex Thorpe. He died on March 20, 2011 in the UK. See full bio »

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(age 85) in UK

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 2009 Black Dynamite (composer: stock music)
 1978-1987 3-2-1 (TV Series) (composer - 64 episodes)
- Christmas Special 1987 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.12 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.11 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.10 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.9 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
 1985 Maelstrom (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 6 episodes)
- Out of the Depths (1985) ... (conductor)
- Into the Vortex (1985) ... (conductor)
- House of Secrets (1985) ... (conductor)
- In Possession (1985) ... (conductor)
- Shadows (1985) ... (conductor)
 1984 Scream for Help (conductor) / (music arranger) / (orchestrator)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (musical director - 200 episodes, 1969 - 1980) (orchestra director - 3 episodes, 1968 - 1973)
- Episode dated 29 May 1980 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 22 May 1980 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 15 May 1980 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 8 May 1980 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 1 May 1980 (1980) ... (musical director)
 1978-1980 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series) (composer - 28 episodes)
- Be Prepared (1980) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Merry Gentlemen (1978) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- A Dog's Life (1978) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Pups, Pigs and Pickle (1978) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Ways and Means (1978) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1978 Let's Get Laid (conductor)
 1976 Sil de strandjutter (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1976) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (conductor)
 1969-1976 Division 4 (TV Series) (composer - 300 episodes)
- A Sense of Duty: Part 2 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Sense of Duty: Part 1 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Friends, 'Who Needs 'Em?' (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- When Pride Takes Precedence (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- His Word Against Mine (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
  Sez Les (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode, 1973) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1973)
- That's Christmas Sez Les! (1973) ... (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1973 Our Kid (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- The Last of the All-Rounders (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ali Baba and the Forty Begonias (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Turn of the Worm (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Women After Ten (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Odd Man Out (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 The Carpenters (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1971 Owen, M.D. (TV Series) (composer: theme "Sleepy Shores")
 1970 NFL Monday Night Football (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1969 The Last Shot You Hear (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1968 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (Documentary) (composer: additional music - as John Pearson)
 1968 Time for Blackburn (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (musical director)
  Dusty (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes, 1967) (musical arrangements - 1 episode, 1967) (musical arrangement - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #2.6 (1967) ... (musical arrangements) / (musical director)
- Episode #2.4 (1967) ... (musical arrangement) / (musical director)
 1967 News at Ten (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1967 The Jokers (conductor)
 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- The Erpingham Camp (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- In the Night (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- My Friend Corby (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1965 Mother Goose (TV Movie) (music associate)
 1965 Ready, Steady, Go! (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.46 (1965) ... (musical director)
 1965 Curse of the Fly (orchestrator)
 1963 Taxi! (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Villain (1963) ... (composer: incidental music)
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Composed signature tune for Independent Television (UK) "News At Ten" (1967, still in use for many news bulletins in modified form), and two pieces of start of day music: "Sound and Vision" for Grampian Television, and "Midlands Montage" for Associated Television (both UK) (latter used 1976-1981).

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John Pearson
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