Alan Hawkshaw

Born 27 March 1937
Alan Hawkshaw
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1937-03-27
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Alan Hawkshaw

Alan Hawkshaw Biography (Wikipedia)

William Alan Hawkshaw (born 27 March 1937) is a British composer and performer, particularly of themes for movies and television programmes. Hawkshaw worked extensively for the KPM production music company in the 1960s and 1970s, composing and recording many stock tracks that have been used extensively in film and TV. In 2016, he was awarded a doctorate, officially giving him the title of Doctor for his contributions to the music industry.[citation needed]

As such, he is the composer of a number of familiar theme tunes including Channel 4 News, Grange Hill and Countdown. In addition, he is an arranger and pianist, and in the United States with the studio group Love De-Luxe scored a number 1 single on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Here Comes That Sound Again" in 1979.

He is the father of singer-songwriter Kirsty Hawkshaw, who was a member of the dance music group Opus III from 1991 to 1995, and has also worked with artists such as Tiësto, Delerium, BT, Seba, and Paradox.

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Alan Hawkshaw Tracks

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Blarney's Stoned
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Blarney's Stoned
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Dave Allen At Large
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Dave Allen At Large
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Studio 69
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Studio 69
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GRANGE HILL
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GRANGE HILL
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Chicken Man ('Grange Hill' theme)
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Chicken Man ('Grange Hill' theme)
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Theme From "Grange Hill"
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Theme From "Grange Hill"
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Raver
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Raver
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Grange Hill Theme
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Grange Hill Theme
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Mo Hawk
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Mo Hawk
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Transcendental Meditation
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Transcendental Meditation
Alan Parker
Move Move Move 
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Move Move Move 
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Theme from Countdown
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Theme from Countdown

Theme from Countdown

Ensemble
The London Works
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Beat Me Till I'm Blue
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Beat Me Till I'm Blue
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Blarney's Stoned (Theme from Dave Allen At Large)
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Blarney's Stoned  (Theme from Dave Allen At Large)
Alan Hawkshaw
Sheer Elegance
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Sheer Elegance
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Blarney's Stoned (Theme from Dave Allen At Large)
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Blarney's Stoned  (Theme from Dave Allen At Large)
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Conundrum Clock
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Conundrum Clock

Conundrum Clock

Orchestra
Studio Orchestra
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The Night Rider
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The Night Rider
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