Pete King

Pete King (August 8, 1914 in Ohio – September 21, 1982) was an American music composer and arranger of easy listening music and film soundtracks. He studied music at the Cincinnati Conservatory and the University of Michigan.

He was elected president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1967.

King conducted orchestras for a variety of Hollywood films including adapting the works of Edvard Grieg for The Pied Piper of Hamelin and two comedies The Family Jewels and The Last of the Secret Agents. King's arrangements and cues were heard often in the American television series Happy Days and The Brady Bunch.

He was buried at the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 8th, 1914 (Ohio), Died September 21st, 1982

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 10675 12/27/1957 Trust your destny to your star Bing Crosby leader  
Decca L 10676 12/27/1957 Gigi Bing Crosby leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Pete," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325320.

King, Pete. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325320.

"King, Pete." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325320

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