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Colin Frechter


From coda-uk.co.uk:

Colin was educated at Aldenham School, Elstree and after a spell as a shop assistant at Harrods, went into the R.A.F. as a clarinet player in 1958. He spent 2 1/2 years in No. 2 regional Band (Far East) at Changi, Singapore. On release from the Air Force in 1961, he worked for music publishers Francis, Day & Hunter and then as Musical Director for Page One Records. It was at Page One that he was involved with The Troggs as musical director, ocarina player, keyboards and backing vocals). ‘Wild Thing’ and a string of hits followed.

In 1967 Colin went freelance as an arranger, conductor, composer and session musician. He has continued to do this ever since, working with many top artists. […]

One artist that Colin is still hoping to work with is Paul McCartney. Sadly, on the three occasions that Paul has asked Colin to arrange for him, Colin was too heavily involved with other artists. He even had to turn down the opportunity to work on, it is believed, ‘Mull Of Kintyre’!

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