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Richard Myhill
Background information
Birth name Richard Myhill Yarrow
Born UK
Occupation Singer-songwriter, musician, composer, producer and arranger
Years active 1970s-present
Associated acts Duran Duran
Producer / Arranger

Richard Myhill is a British singer-songwriter, musician, composer, producer and arranger, originally from Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, who worked on Duran Duran tracks in the early 1980s.

BiographyEdit

In the 1970s and early 80s, Richard enjoyed a successful solo career as a singer-songwriter, releasing his debut album 21 Days In Soho in 1975. In 1978, he had two hit singles, including "It Takes Two To Tango", which was available as a square 7" vinyl record. After several more singles, Richard began to concentrate more on composing, producing and arranging music.

In 1981, producer Colin Thurston approached Richard to work on string arrangements for Duran Duran's "Tel Aviv", which was the first time the band used an orchestra for their recordings. This was followed by string arrangements on the single version of "My Own Way", as well as the Night Version and instrumental (Night Version Companion features the instrumental).

Ever since he had worked with Duran Duran, Richard has been credited on many film and TV soundtracks, including the use of his "Trans-Am Highway" as the opening and closing theme song for World Championship Wrestling's popular Saturday night broadcasts on US television throughout the late 1980's.

A selection of creditsEdit

Albums:

  • 21 Days In Soho (1975)
  • Up Front (1983)
  • Project (1984)

Singles & EPs:

  • "Oh! Doctor" (1974)
  • "It Takes Two To Tango" (1978)
  • "We've Got Something More" (1978)
  • "While London Dances"
  • "She Can Can-Can" / "Oh Babe" (1979)

Soundtracks:

  • The Frog Prince (composer: additional music, music arranger) (1986)
  • Blockbusters (TV series) ("Run Don't Walk") (1987)
  • The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck ("Don't Talk-Dance") (1988)
  • Prick Up Your Ears (music arranger: song) (1987)
  • Rambling Rose ("Sidewalk Stomp Rag") (1991)
  • Rocko's Modern Life (TV series) (1994)
  • Best Laid Plans (writer: "Faithful & True") (1999)
  • Le Gout des Autres (music: "Business International") (2000)
  • Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (video) (writer: "Go Sport!") (2002)
  • Spin (writer: "Let Me Baby") (2003)
  • The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (video) (writer: "You Must Be An Angel") (2003)

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