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Betty Miller

A petite blonde bombshell, Betty started off as a vocalist with the Sid Phillips Band and stayed with him for about two years.

In 1955 her solo career began with an appearance in the touring review Something To Shout About and cabaret at the Embassy Club in London.

She first came to the attention of the British public after successful appearances at Claridges Cafe de Paris.

On the 13th of June 1955 she made her television debut on Showcase. Married to drummer Martin Aston she often appeared in variety with her own rhythm group.

With the rise in popularity of Rock'n'Roll in the late 50s, Betty was much in demand for package shows, often in those headed by Art Baxter and his Rocking Sinners.

Betty went on to appear in 2 musicals in Durban, South Africa and then toured in the USA. During the mid 1960s Betty went to Wiesbaden and married Max Stiefel who was a Major in the US Military.

Her first record releases were on the HMV label, then Pye Nixa and 2 releases on Top Rank in 1959 - "It Took One Kiss" and "Jack o Diamonds" (JAR 127).

She was variously described as "A cockney nightingale", "Dynamic songstress" and "A baby atomic bomb".

She passed away in California some time ago.

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John Barry -
The Man With the Midas Touch
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John Barry - The Man With the Midas Touch

Our book "John Barry - The Man With the Midas Touch" is still available.

The book is also available from high street bookshops and the usual online (film-music) stores.

Please note that this book, first published in 2008, is not a re-issue of the 1998 book. It is unique in its own right, with new text and many new photos.

Hardcover, 304 pages, Redcliffe Press Ltd;  31 Oct. 2008, English
ISBN-10: 1904537774; ISBN-13: 978-1904537779
Product Dimensions: 18 x 2.1 x 25.5 cm


John Barry -
The Early Years CD

You can order our CD here

The full track listing: 1. Be Mine - Lance Fortune; 2. It's Not Too Late - Johnny Gavotte; 3. The Clanger March - Des Lane; 4. Arrivederci Baby - Little Tony & His Brothers; 5. You Made me Love You - Johnny De Little; 6. Easy Beat - Bert Weedon; 7. Heartbeat - The England Sisters; 8. Youthful Years - Danny William's; 9. I Vibrate - Larry Page & The Saga Satellites; 10. Mood One - The John Barry Orchestra; 11. I want my Bed - Bobby Shafto; 12. Keep A Walkin' - Tony Rocco; 13. Mood Two - The John Barry Orchestra; 14. Action - Lance Fortune; 15. If the Young Ones can be Happy - Billy Cotton; 16. Mood Three - The John Barry Orchestra; 17. Love's a Secret Game - Dennis Lotis; 18. Love Me - Danny Davis; 19. Mood Four - The John Barry Orchestra; 20. The Makings of a Man - Peter Gordeno; 21. Marilyn - Larry Page & The Saga Satellites; 22. Moonbird - Des Lane; 23. Never Ending - Mark Tracey; 24. Nowhere in this World - Derry Hart & The Hartbeats; 25. Opposites - Billy Cotton & Kathie Kay; 26. Smoky Blues - The John Barry Orchestra; 27. Ramona - The Five Dallas Boys; 28. They - Johnny De Little; 29. Trouble Shooter - Bob Miller & The Millermen; 30. You're My Only Girl - Danny Davis; 31. Baby Talk - Bill & Brett Landis; 32. I Got Eyes - Peter Gordeno; 33. The Lolly Theme - The John Barry Orchestra; 34. Santa Claus is coming to Town - Nina & Frederik; 35. Silent Night - Nina & Frederik; 36. White Christmas - Nina & Frederik; Total running time 78' 59"

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