John Scott

John Scott (born Patrick John O'Hara Scott, 1 November 1930, Bristol, England), also known as Johnny Scott and Patrick John Scott, is a British composer and conductor. Scott has worked with some of the world's foremost producers and directors including Richard Donner, Norman J. Warren, Mike Hodges, Mark Damon, Hugh Hudson, Norman Jewison, Irvin Kershner, Daniel Petrie, Roger Spottiswoode and Charlton Heston, among others. Scott was born in Bishopston, Bristol, England, in 1930. His father was a musician in the Bristol Police Band, who gave Scott his first music lessons. At age 14, he enrolled in the army as a Boy Musician in order to continue his musical studies of the clarinet, harp, and saxophone. Following this, he toured with some of the top British bands of the era. He was hired by EMI to arrange and conduct some of EMI's foremost artists and, during that time, worked with Beatles producer George Martin (playing flutes on the Beatles' song "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" in 1965 - making him the first outside musician to perform on one of their songs) and recorded such artists as Tom Jones, Cilla Black, and The Hollies.


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