Peter Hope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ehQVF-Wk2s Peter was born in Stockport, Lancashire on 2nd November 1930. The Peter Hope Collection CD and the newly released double CD 'Through the Crystal' contains many of his 1960s-1980s output written under his own name and under the pseudonym, William Gardner. You can find out more about Peter on his website. You can hear an hour long special about Peter on the 'Lively Lounge' (Radio Six International) - with an excusive 90th Birthday... more

Ronald Binge

https://youtu.be/-NF_dbuBmRM Ronald Binge was born on 15th July 1910. As a boy, he was both a chorister and organist. Composing began at the age of seventeen when he wrote for a small cinema orchestra. In 1935, his association with Mantovani began, and Ronnie did all the arrangements for his orchestra at that time. Ronnie was a Link Training Officer for the RAF in World War Two.  In 1945, he married Vera, one year after they had met for the first time. After the war, he spent a lot of... more