Alan Hawkshaw biography

Alan Hawkshaw

Composer

1937 –

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Who is Alan Hawkshaw?

Alan Hawkshaw is a British composer and performer, particularly of themes for movies and television programmes. Hawkshaw worked extensively for the KPM production music company in the 1960s and 1970s, composing and recording many stock tracks that have been used extensively in film and TV.

As such, he is the composer of a number of familiar theme tunes including Channel 4 News, Grange Hill and Countdown. In addition, he is an arranger and pianist, and in the United States scored a number 1 single on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Here Comes That Sound Again" in 1979.

He is the father of dance artist Kirsty Hawkshaw, who was a member of the dance group Opus III from 1991 to 1995.

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Born
Mar 27, 1937
Leeds
Also known as
  • Hawkshaw, Alan
  • William Alan Hawkshaw
  • Alan Hackshaw
  • Hackshaw, Alan
  • Alan Hawshaw
  • Hawshaw, Alan
Children
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • Leeds

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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