Jimmie Haskell, American composer, Died at 79

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Jimmie Haskell birthname Sheridan Pearlman, was born on November 7, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York and died on February 4, 2016.

He was a prolific American composer and arranger for a variety of popular singers and motion pictures.

Jimmie entered the musical business through being hired to do arrangements with Imperial Records.

Haskell became the arranger of choice for Ricky Nelson and arranged such hits as “There’s Nothing I Can Say” (1964).

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was the arranger of choice for The Grass Roots.

Jimmie also provided horn and string arrangements for Blondie’s 1980 album Autoamerican.

|Jimmie entered the motion picture soundtrack industry in 1960 as an uncredited orchestrator for Dimitri Tiomkin’s The Alamo and composed his first score the following year Love in a Goldfish Bowl.

And, his production The Silly Song became the theme song of American television’s The Hollywood Squares.

Apart from composing and arranging, Jammie Haskell would often act as conductor and selected the musicians used

Jimmie Haskell passed away at 79 yrs old.