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Richard Hayman

Source: www.bach-cantatas.com

Richard Hayman (born March 27, 1920) is an American arranger, harmonica player, and conductor. Hayman started out as a player and arranger for the Borrah Minnevitch Harmonica Rascals before becoming an arranger for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios during the early 1940s. He did arrangements (often uncredited) for the MGM films Girl Crazy, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Thousands Cheer. From 1945-1950, he was musical director for the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra. Hayman is most famous for being the principal arranger at the Boston Pops Orchestra for over 30 years where his award-winning arrangements are still used today. He currently works as the Principal Pops Conductor of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Symphony and Music Director of the Florida Space Coast Pops Orchestra in Cocoa, Florida. His biggest hit was the 1953 single "Ruby". He continued to chart into the early 1960s with titles like "Night Train".

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  • Born: March 27, 1920
  • Occupation: Conductor

Read more about Richard Hayman at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Richard Hayman, Pops Conductor, Dies at 93
NY Times Music, 2014-02-07 01:11:04
Mr. Hayman was an American arranger of pops concerts in Boston, a harmonica player and a conductor.    

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