Malcolm Lockyer birthday October 5

Malcolm Lockyer (5 October 1923 - 28 June 1976) was a film composer and conductor. His biggest successes in composition were for the BBC series Friends and Neighbours in 1959 for which he wrote the theme. He wrote the scores for at least three films: Island of Terror (1966), Sandy the Seal (1969), and La Loba y La Paloma (1974). He also composed the music for the 1965 film Dr. Who and the Daleks, some arrangements from that film have since been released on a CD called The Eccentric Dr. Who. Lockyer conducted frequently throughout the 1960s. Among the many orchestras he led were those for: the BBC Radio Home Service's radio musical version of Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat (1962) and the films Our Man in Marrakesh (1966) and Deadlier than the Male (1967). From the early '60's he was conductor of the BBC Revue Orchestra and subsequnetly the principal conductor of the new BBC Radio Orchestra and the BBC Big Band when both ensembles were formed in 1967.

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