The agreement between the two resulted in a three-album contract which included what were to be the last arrangements of Riddle's career, with the exception of an album of twelve standards he arranged and conducted for his old friend, opera singer , in April 1985, six months before his death that October. He moved shortly thereafter to to pursue his career as an arranger and spent the next several years writing arrangements for multiple radio and record projects. Much of his work in the 1960s and 1970s was for film and television, including his hit theme song for Route 66; steady work scoring episodes of Batman and other television series, and composing the scores of several motion pictures including the Rat Pack features Robin and the 7 Hoods and the original Ocean's Eleven. He enjoyed Rumson so much that he convinced his parents to allow him to attend high school there for his senior year 1938. Early years Riddle was born in Oradell, New Jersey, the only child of Marie Albertine Riddle and Nelson Smock Riddle, Sr. He found commercial and critical success again in the 1980s with a trio of albums with vocalist Linda Ronstadt. Already a six footer in his teens, he attended Ridgewood High School and was encouraged by his school music teacher to continue his musical studies, which he would ultimately do most of his life.
During the 1970s, the majority of his work was for film and television, including the score for the 1974 version of , which earned Riddle his first after some five nominations. His work for kept such as , , , , , , , and household names. Riddle was a member of , the national fraternity for men in music. In sunshine and shadow, from darkness till noon Over mountains that reach from the sky to the moon A man with a dream that will never let go Keeps searching to find El Dorado So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Dorado The wind becomes bitter, the sky turns to grey His body grows weary, he can't find his way But he'll never turn back, though he's lost in the snow For he has to find El Dorado So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Dorado My Daddy once told me what a man ought to be There's much more to life than the things we can see And the godliest mortal you ever will know Is the one with the dream of El Dorado So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Dorado. His father played trombone and piano and encouraged his son to take music lessons at an early age. In the 1960s and 1970s, Riddle was the band leader on.
Riddle in 1953 Background information Birth name Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. In 1969, he arranged and conducted the music for the film , which starred a trio of non-singers, , , and. Riddle and his family had a summer house in Rumson, New Jersey. Following the death of Riddle's second wife Naomi in 1998, proceeds from the sale of the Riddle home in Bel Air were used to establish a Nelson Riddle Endowed Chair and library at the University of Arizona, which officially opened in 2001. In 1963, Riddle joined Sinatra's newly-established label Reprise Records, under the musical direction of Morris Stoloff. When success of the first few Capitol sides with Stordahl proved disappointing, Sinatra eventually relented and Riddle was called in to arrange his first session for Sinatra, held on April 30, 1953.
The three albums together sold over seven million copies and brought Riddle back to a young audience during the last three years of his life. In the decade prior to Beatlemania, most of the great band singers and crooners of the 40s and 50s codified a half-century of American pop standards on dozens of albums. He wrote the theme song for the 1972 television series , and scored the 1977 miniseries. Archived from on October 22, 2006. . In 1966, Riddle was hired by television producer to create the music for the Batman television series starring. A textbook on arranging by Riddle.
Following Riddle's death, his last three arrangements for Ronstadt's For Sentimental Reasons album were conducted by Terry Woodson; the album was released in 1986. Arrangements for 's 1983 and 1984 won Riddle his second and third. Archived from the original on October 22, 2006. He found commercial and critical success again in the 1980s with a trio of with. The album was never completed. In 1973, he served as musical director for the Emmy Award winning The Julie Andrews Hour. Let Yourself Go 1957 and C'mon.
On March 14, 1977, Riddle conducted his last three arrangements for Sinatra. Joe Smith, the president of Elektra, was terrified that the albums would turn off the rock audience. In the latter half of the 1960s, the partnership between Riddle and Frank Sinatra grew more distant as Sinatra began increasingly to turn to Don Costa, Billy May and an assortment of other arrangers for his album projects. Bitte besuche unsere um mehr zu erfahren, auch dazu, wie du Cookies deaktivieren und der Bildung von Nutzungsprofilen widersprechen kannst. Ronstadt subsequently presented the evening's first on-air award, at which time she narrated a tribute to the departed maestro.
Riddle had an extra-marital affair with singer in the 1960s, which contributed to the breakup of their respective marriages. Working with Ronstadt, Riddle brought his career back into focus in the last three years of his life. It's almost as if the orchestra leaped from the stage and smacked you in the face. The album was never completed. Ronstadt recalls that when she initially approached Riddle, she did not know if he was even familiar with her music. Nelson Riddle's Orchestra also made numerous concert appearances throughout the 1970s, some of which were led and contracted by his good friend,.
His personal favorite, a Sinatra ballad album, Only the Lonely. He and his mother stayed in the rental, and his father visited on weekends. In 2000, and the released a Nelson Riddle tribute album titled Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound on. Riddle had an extra-marital affair with singer Rosemary Clooney in the 1960s, which contributed to the breakup of their respective marriages. After his enlistment term ended, Riddle traveled to Chicago to join Tommy Dorsey's orchestra in 1944, where he remained the orchestra's third trombone for eleven months until drafted by the in April 1945, shortly before the end of. Riddle was to stay at Capitol for another decade, during which time he continued to arrange for Sinatra and Cole, in addition to such Capitol artists as Kate Smith, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Keely Smith, Sue Raney, and Ed Townsend. In February 1986, Riddle's youngest son Christopher, himself an accomplished bass trombonist, assumed the leadership of his father's orchestra.
His cremated remains are inurned at in in the Hall of David Mausoleum. Riddle's personal favorite was a Sinatra album, one of his most successful recordings,. I wanted to be a jazz trombone player, but I didn't have the coordination. In 1943, Riddle joined the , serving at for about two years while continuing to work for the Charlie Spivak Orchestra. References Arranged by Nelson Riddle 1985, Warner Bros.
Although Riddle would write various arrangements for Sinatra until the late 1970s, Strangers In The Night, released in 1966, was the last full album project the pair completed together. A few months later he married Naomi Tenenholtz, then his secretary, with whom he would remain for the rest of his life. During the 1970s, the majority of his work was for film and television, including the score for the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby, which earned Riddle his first Academy Award after some five nominations. He found commercial and critical success again in the 1980s with a trio of Platinum albums with Linda Ronstadt. Riddle's third and final Grammy was awarded posthumously—and accepted on his behalf by Linda Ronstadt just prior to airtime—in early 1986. Diese Website verwendet eigene Cookies und Cookies von Dritten um die Nutzung unseres Angebotes zu analysieren, dein Surferlebnis zu personalisieren und dir interessante Informationen zu präsentieren Erstellung von Nutzungsprofilen.