Born: February 15, 1916; Erith, Kent, England
Died: September 30, 1993
Ronnie Aldrich (b. February 15, 1916; d. September 30, 1993) was a classically-trained pianist and the leader of the popular British big band the Squadronaires; he also had several hit easy listening albums in the early '60s.
Aldrich began studing piano as a child, taking lessons at the Guildhall School of Music in London. He began playing professionally in the early '40s, performing with the Folkestone Municipal Orchestra but his careerRead more was side-tracked by World War II. During the war, he played with the RAF Dance Orchestra, as well as arranging for them. After the war, the Orchestra continued performing, only with the name the Squadronaires. Under Aldrich's direction, the Squadronaires became one of the most popular big bands in Britain. Aldrich stayed with the band until 1964, when the group disbanded.
After the Squadronaires broke up, he became the musical director of Thames Television. Occasionally, Aldrich recorded an album or performed radio concerts, but he spent most of the next three decades behind the scenes. Read less
There are 3 Ronnie Aldrich recordings available.
Select a specific Composer or Label or browse recordings by Formats & Featured below
YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming