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To read reports of our London Meetings.

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London Light Music Meetings Group 2015

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London Light Music Meetings Group  - May 10th 2015

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From 2014, the London Meetings are organised by the London Light Music Meetings Group.

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Spring 2014

From 2014, the London Meetings are organised by the London Light Music Meetings Group.

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From 2014, the London Meetings are organised by the London Light Music Meetings Group.

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To read reports of our London Meetings: 2013. Split into spring and autumn meetings.

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Spring 2013

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London meetings 2016

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Spring 2017 London Meeting

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Robert Farnon

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Extensive Robert Farnon biography, 1 long page

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News about Robert Farnon and CDs from 2001 to 2010.

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Compact Discs of compositions and arrangements Conducted by Robert Farnon.

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Microsoft Word documents containing the following parts of the Robert Farnon Discography (please note that several files are very large and that downloading them may take some time):

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Containing: Journal Into Melody, Keeping Track, Jumping Bean

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Each issue of 'Journal Into Melody' carries articles about leading figures in the world of Light Music, plus regular features such as record reviews, letters, small advertisements etc. A hundred articles in total.

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Named after Robert Farnon's most famous composition, this is our 'Gossip Column', carrying odd snippets of news and humorous anecdotes from around the world.

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2013

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2012

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2011

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2010

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2009

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2008

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2007

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2006

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2005

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2004

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2003

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Jumping Bean - Dateline 2002

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Keeping Track aims to review all recent Light Music CDs, plus other releases which may be of general interest.

Featuring reviews and information on new record releases taken from recent issues of Journal Into Melody.

For ease of reference, the reviews have been grouped into years. Use our Search function to find items quickly. We realise that reading through these web pages is not as convenient as reading the actual "Journal In Melody magazines". Then again, those have no search function.

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Reviews from issues of Journal Into Melody during 2013

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Introduction

This Index, covering the years 1992-2006, together with its predecessor for 1956-1991 constitutes a finding guide to the contents of the 'Journal into Melody' over its half-century of existence.

As no reader can possibly remember where to find a particular or specific article in the past fifty years, consultation of the two Indexes enables one to pinpoint exactly when the article was published. Even if the author's name cannot be remembered, the article can be found under its subject.

Method of Compilation

This is an index of authors and subjects. An example or two will illustrate its correct usage:

ADDINSELL, Richard. Appreciation. 84: Sep 1986, 15.

This entry signifies that the composer Richard Addinsell was the subject of an appreciative article in Issue No 84 of September 1986 on page 15.

ADES, David. Thoughts on Robert Farnon. 37: Dec 1972, 21.

This entry denotes that David Ades was the author of an article about Robert Farnon in Issue No 37 of December 1972 on page 21. It can also be found in the Index under Farnon, Robert.
The arrangement of entries under each heading is primarily chronological with some exceptions. The Index is neither exhaustive nor comprehensive. Contributions in lighter vein (e.g 'Jumping Bean', the crossword puzzles and the quizzes) were excluded.

The Society's Proud Record and its Journal

The Index confirms that the 'Journal into Melody' has been an excellent mirror of world-wide musical activity during the past fifty years. The Journal stands to the credit of the Robert Farnon Society which has consistently maintained its momentum and publishing record without a break since 1956. The trend continues to augur well for the future.

The Journal has been the mainstay of the Robert Farnon Society throughout these years. For members of the Society living further afield than Britain, the Journal has served as the principal link with the Robert Farnon Society. Above all, however, the 'Journal into Melody' provides a portrait of a truly great musician, Robert Farnon. There are a great many references to articles about him in the two Indexes, more than enough information to fill the pages of a large book.
The Robert Farnon Society was formed to honour Robert Farnon. Perusal of this Index confirms that the Society has succeeded in fulfilling this function with distinction.

Acknowledgements

Naomi Musiker excelled herself with her editing and immaculate typing of an often illegible and indecipherable handwriting. The latter certainly does not improve with the compiler's advancing years!

Reuben Musiker
February 2007

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On the following pages (click on the links below) you will find biographies and photos of some of the other 'Legends' of light music. These pages will be continuously updated so if you have any suggestions for inclusion, please let us know. Just as importantly, a photo and a biography of any contenders would be very much appreciated!

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Some highly recommended releases.

Light Music is ignored by most Record Stores and Radio Stations, yet it is enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

You may know it as Easy Listening or Concert Music ... or maybe Middle-of-the Road. Whatever you happen to call it, Light Music offers relaxing enjoyment at any time of the day or night, and we hope that you will return regularly to this page in the Robert Farnon Society website to keep fully informed on the latest releases.

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Releases up to December 2003

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About Geoff 123
Geoff Leonard was born in Bristol. He spent much of his working career in banking but became an independent record producer in the early nineties, specialising in the works of John Barry and British TV theme compilations.
He also wrote liner notes for many soundtrack albums, including those by John Barry, Roy Budd, Ron Grainer, Maurice Jarre and Johnny Harris. He co-wrote two biographies of John Barry in 1998 and 2008, and is currently working on a biography of singer, actor, producer Adam Faith.
He joined the Internet Movie Data-base (www.imdb.com) as a data-manager in 2001 and looked after biographies, composers and the music-department, amongst other tasks. He retired after nine years loyal service in order to continue writing.