- Bill Halvorsen, editor The Percy Faith Pages | SHOP: Percy Faith
*VIDEO TAPE LINK: Bill's trip to LA in 1991 to meet Dolly Faith and Marilyn Leonard, Percy's daughter. Travel through the Faith neighborhood. See the Faith home and share his photos, awards and memories with his daughter Marilyn. Thanks Bill.
Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian-born American bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards. He is often credited with creating the "easy listening" or "mood music" format which became staples of American popular music in the 1950s and continued well into the 1960s. Though his professional orchestra-leading career began at the height of the swing era, Faith refined and rethought orchestration techniques, including use of large string sections, to soften and fill out the brass-dominated popular music of the 1940s....Wikipedia