Nelson Riddle

Big band, Musical Artist

1921 – 1985

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Who was Nelson Riddle?

Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. His work for Capitol Records kept such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith household names. He found commercial and critical success again in the 1980s with a trio of Platinum albums with Linda Ronstadt.

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Born
Jun 1, 1921
Oradell
Also known as
  • N. Riddle
  • Nelson Smock Riddle Jr.
  • Nels
  • Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr.
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Spouses
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
  • Ridgewood High School
Died
Oct 6, 1985
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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