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Billy May

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Born: 1916/11/10
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Vocals

William E. "Billy" May (November 10, 1916 – January 22, 2004) was an American composer, arranger and trumpeter. He composed film and television music, for ''The Green Hornet'' and ''Batman'' (with ''Batgirl'' theme, 1966), ''Naked City'' and collaborated on films, such as ''Pennies from Heaven'' (1981), and orchestrated ''Cocoon'', and ''Cocoon: The Return'' among others. May also wrote arrangements for many top singers, including Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Peggy Lee, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Jack Jones, Bing Crosby, Sandler and Young, Nancy Wilson and Rosemary Clooney. As a trumpet player, during the 1940s big-band era, May recorded such songs as "Meas... Continue Bio >>

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