Jeffry "Jeff" Wayne (July 1, 1943) is a musician. In 1978 he released Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, his musical adaptation of H. G. Wells' science-fiction novel The War of the Worlds. Wayne wrote approximately 3,000 advertising jingles in the 1970s which appeared on television in the United Kingdom, notably a Gordon's Gin commercial which was covered by The Human League. Wayne also composed numerous well-known television themes, including Good Morning Britain (TV-am), ITV's The Big Match and The World of Sport, BBC's 60 Minutes, and for 24 years, the UK's first news radio station, LBC. Wayne wrote feature film and documentary film scores and was musical director for various artists. Wayne published a book called The Book of Tennis and created, produced and scored eight thirty-minute episodes of The Book of Tennis Chronicles that was distributed by Fox Sports in approximately twenty countries, and was broadcast in the US on The Tennis Channel between 2005 and 2008.
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- The War Of The Worlds - why a New Generation?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02clkxc.jpg2012-11-20T00:00:35ZBBC 6 Music's Linda Serck looks at why Jeff Wayne has introduced a New Generation version of his War Of The Worlds. A reworked version of the 1978 classic album features cast members including Liam Neeson, Gary Barlow, Maverick Sabre, Joss Stone and Ricky Wilson from The Kaiser Chiefs.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/4af16f2c-89c0-4715-9e76-3aa986f67031?clipfocus=p011gvkqSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
The War Of The Worlds - why a New Generation?
- Jeff Wayne talks War of the Worldshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02clhgq.jpg2012-11-07T17:30:00ZSimon and the team are joined by composer Jeff Wayne to talk about War of the Worlds.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/4af16f2c-89c0-4715-9e76-3aa986f67031?clipfocus=p010sym1Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 13 mins
Jeff Wayne talks War of the Worlds
- Gary Barlow and Jeff Wayne talk to Ken Brucehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cl192.jpg2012-09-24T10:55:00ZGary Barlow and Jeff Wayne stop by to chat to Ken and play him an exclusive reworking of 'Forever Autumn' from Jeff's new version of War of the Worlds.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/4af16f2c-89c0-4715-9e76-3aa986f67031?clipfocus=p00yyc3gSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
Gary Barlow and Jeff Wayne talk to Ken Bruce
- Jeff Wayne and Ricky Wilson chat to Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cfgfq.jpg2012-03-06T00:00:01ZJeff Wayne and Ricky Wilson chat to Steve Wright about The War of the Worldshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/4af16f2c-89c0-4715-9e76-3aa986f67031?clipfocus=p00pr59gSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Jeff Wayne and Ricky Wilson chat to Steve Wright
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