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Cliff Adams (I) (1923–2001)

Cliff Adams was born on August 21, 1923 in Southwark, London, England as Clifford Adams. He is known for his work on The Val Doonican Show (1965), The Dick Emery Show (1963) and Inherent Vice (2014). He died on October 23, 2001 in England. See full bio »


(age 78) in England, UK

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The Val Doonican Show
The Val Doonican Show Music Department
The Dick Emery Show
The Dick Emery Show Themselves / (as The Cliff Adams Singers)
Show Band Parade
Show Band Parade Music Department


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 1976 Keep It Up Downstairs (conductor)
 1967 The Val Doonican Show (TV Series) (vocal arrangements - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (1967) ... (vocal arrangements)
 1961 The Mahalia Jackson Show (TV Movie) (choir director)
 1957-1959 Chelsea at Nine (TV Series) (vocal director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.55 (1959) ... (vocal director)
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... (vocal director)
 1957-1958 Show Band Parade (TV Series) (vocal director - 21 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (1958) ... (vocal director)
- Episode #2.12 (1958) ... (vocal director)
- Episode #2.11 (1958) ... (vocal director)
- Episode #2.10 (1958) ... (vocal director)
- Episode #2.9 (1958) ... (vocal director)
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Alternate Names:

The Cliff Adams Singers | Cliff Adams Singers | the Cliff Adams Singers

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Composed "The Lonely Man Theme" featuring harmonica for the Strand cigarettes ad (1959) directed by Carol Reed. In spite of its artistic quality, it failed dismally as an ad campaign. It featured a man (played by Terence Brook) walking alone at night in London. No-one liked the cigarettes and the brand was withdrawn in 1960.

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