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John Sangster (I) (1928–1995)

John Sangster was a central figure in Australian jazz. He began playing traditional jazz with Graeme Bell and his Australian Jazz Band on trombone, later taking up the cornet, then drums. He toured with Bell (1950-55), playing in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Korea. While in England he appeared in two Royal Command Performances... See full bio »


(age 66) in Brisbane, Australia

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Known For

Fluteman Composer
Marinetti Composer
Once Around the Sun
Avengers of the Reef


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 1986 Dot and Keeto
 1982 Fluteman
 1979 Off on a Comet (TV Movie)
 1977 Moby-Dick (TV Movie)
 1975 Ivanhoe (TV Movie)
 1974 A Touch of Reverence (TV Series)
 1973 The Black Arrow (TV Movie)
 1973 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
 1973 Catch Kandy (TV Series)
 1972 Around the World in Eighty Days (TV Series) (1972)
 1971 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
 1971 The Legend of Robin Hood (TV Movie)
 1971 The Funky Phantom (TV Series) (1971)
 1969 Marinetti
 1969 All you have to do is dig (Documentary short)
 1967 One Man's Road (Short)
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His compositions include several inspired by the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, including "The Hobbit Suite" (1973), "Lord of the Rings" (1974-7), "Bilbo Nods Off" (1977) and "Landscapes of Middle Earth" (1978).

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