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John Atman

John Altman (born 5 December 1949) is an English film composer, music arranger, orchestrator and conductor.  While enrolled at the University of Sussex he was involved in session work and gigs with Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac, Kevin Ayers, and Nico.  Among the many other artists Altman has played with over the years are Muddy Waters, Nick Drake, Jimmy Page, Rick Astley, The Comets, Spencer Davis. In the mid-1970s, Altman began arranging and conducting. Among his hit records have been Aled Jones' Walking in the Air (which he also produced); Alison Moyet's That Old Devil Called Love, Simple Minds Streetfighting Years, Rod Stewart's Downtown Train, George Michael's Kissing a Fool, Prefab Sprout's Hey Manhattan, Tina Turner and Barry White's Wildest Dream, Diana Ross' Christmas Album, Björk's It's Oh So Quiet, Goldie's Saturnz Returns.


Brighton Music Walk of Fame Connection

Studied at the University of Brighton, and a resident of Sussex

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