Clive Scott

Born 24 February 1945. Died 10 May 2009.

Biography

Clive Scott was a keyboard player of the British 1970s pop / rock group, Jigsaw, as well as the composer of most of the group's recordings, together with the singer, Des Dyer. The band's merits include the million-selling 1975 hit single "Sky High", reaching top placing on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan.

Scott and Dyer co-wrote the song "Who Do You Think You Are", a hit for Candlewick Green and in the 1990s for Saint Etienne in the United Kingdom, and for Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods in the United States.

After Jigsaw split in the 1980s, Scott had been working as a songwriter and record producer for other musicians, together with Ian Levine. His work has been recorded by Nicki French, Bad Boys Inc, Boyzone, Jon Otis and many others. Most recently, Scott and Levine had written and produced the albums Northern Soul 2007 and Disco 2008, both recorded in Scott's 'Racetrack' Studios in Ascot, Berkshire.

Scott died on 10 May 2009. He had fallen from a ladder two weeks earlier and had brain surgery. Scott had a stroke shortly thereafter, and did not survive. He was 64 and is survived by his widow Ann and 15-year-old son Sam.

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