Ronnie Aldrich Net Worth

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Ronnie Aldrich was created on Feb 15, 1916 in Erith, Kent, Britain. He’s known for his focus on The Benny Hill Display (1969), The David Nixon Display (1972) and THE VERY BEST of Benny Hill (1974). He passed away on Sept 30, 1993 in Isle of Man, UK.

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1Ronnie Aldrich was England's one-man answer to Ferrante and Teicher, Aldrich churned out a steady stream of albums featuring his "Twin Pianos" for London's Phase 4 label, starting in 1961--most of them no more distinguished than F&T's post-"prepared piano" recordings.
2Thames Television appointed him as their musical director, and he managed to combine this with his extensive radio and recording work.
3Military service did not seem to rule out occasional work in the recording studios, and Ronnie Aldrich's illustrious recording career appears to have commenced on 3 May 1940 as pianist with the RAF Dance Orchestra, later to become famous as 'The Squadronaires'. One of his colleagues in the band was guitarist Sid Colin, who also provided many of the vocals.
4Many of his sessions for radio stations have been released by Apple iTunes in m4a format.
5He was noteworthy for the recording development of playing two pianos in his recordings (the Decca Phase 4 Stereo series). His technique could be deceptively simple: often he would begin by picking out a melody in single notes, before eventually revealing that he could make his two hands sound like many more. Added to this was a carefully chosen supporting orchestra, frequently providing a lush and sophisticated backdrop through the use of strings, but on other occasions he allowed the percussion to come to the fore.
6His many and varied recordings proved to remember him as a versatile and talented musician, who never short-changed his audience.
7He recorded for The Decca Record Company Ltd in the 1960s and 1970s, moving to Seaward Ltd (his own company) licensed to EMI in the 1980s.
8A big wartime hit was "If I Only Had Wings", for which Aldrich provided the music to Colin's lyrics. (Sid Colin later achieved fame as a scriptwriter).
9He was married twice and had a daughter from his first marriage. At the time of his death he was married to E. Mary Aldrich, his wife for more than 30 years.
10Students today can discover the ingredients of his success, through a collection of his dance band, jazz and popular arrangements which is held at Leeds College of Music.
11Although he possessed a natural talent, he studied the piano extensively during his youth, including a period at London's Guildhall School of Music which was cut short when he was drafted into the Royal Air Force during World War 2. Prior to that he had followed the usual pattern working at various local dances with different ensembles, including a spell with the Folkestone Municipal Orchestra.
12The only son of a store manager, he was three years old when he started playing the piano.
13He was appointed musical director at Thames Televisio and thus was widely known as the musical director for the television programme The Benny Hill Show.
14He regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 2 with his own orchestra as well as with the BBC Radio Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra, based in BBC Glasgow.
15The success of his Phase 4 LPs resulted in no less than nineteen albums being recorded, under the expert guidance of several producers including Hugh Mendl, Mark White and, latterly, Tony D'Amato. Arthur Bannister was the famous sound engineer who knew how to balance the Aldrich pianos perfectly with the backing, often provided by the London Festival Orchestra.
16He recorded special tracks that were released by Reader's Digest.
17Before World War II, Aldrich went to India to play jazz.
18Ronnie Aldrich became leader of the Squadronaires when its famous director Jimmy Miller left in 1950, a post he held until it eventually disbanded in 1964, following their final season at the Palace Ballroom, Douglas, Isle of Man.
19Recently, all the Decca recordings were released in CD format by Vocalion.
20In his later years Ronnie Aldrich settled in the Isle of Man, where he and his wife Mary lived in a castle. He found it the perfect location to indulge his big passion, sailing, and one of his neighbours was his former producer Mark White (at one time also head of BBC Radios 1 & 2).

Music Department

Benny Hill's World Tour: New York!1991TV Movie musical director
The Benny Hill Show1969-1989TV Series musical director - 56 episodes
Benny Hill's Crazy World1988Video musical director
Chance in a Million1984-1986TV Series music arranger - 18 episodes
Video Spotlight1985Video musical director - uncredited
Singles1984TV Series musical director - 1 episode
Benny Hill's V!deo S!deshow1982Video musical director - uncredited
Benny Hill's Video Revue1981Video musical director
The David Nixon Show1972-1977TV Series musical director - 52 episodes
The Tommy Cooper HourTV Series music director - 6 episodes, 1973 - 1975 music arranger - 3 episodes, 1974 musical arrangements - 1 episode, 1974 musical director - 1 episode, 1973
The Best of Benny Hill1974musical director
All Star Comedy Carnival1972TV Movie music director presentation
David Nixon's Magic Box1970-1971TV Series music director - 18 episodes
Eddie in August1970TV Short musical director
Joey Boy1965musician: piano, "Joey Boy Theme" - as Ronnie Aldridge


The Family Man2000performer: "Sleigh Ride"
WWF Armageddon1999TV Special performer: "The Stripper" - uncredited
The Benny Hill Show1969-1985TV Series performer - 17 episodes
The Projectionist1971music: "Strictly Pleasure" - uncredited
The Sea Shall Not Have Them1954music: "If I Only Had Wings" - uncredited


Benny Hill: The Hill's Angels Years2006Video
The Best of Benny Hill1974uncredited
A Present for Dickie1969-1970TV Series 6 episodes


Highway1987TV SeriesHimself
The Benny Hill Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Conductor
Six-Five Special1957-1958TV SeriesHimself - and The Squadronaires
Queue for Song1938TV SeriesHimself - Pianist
Starlight1937TV SeriesHimself - Accompanist


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