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B. A. Robertson

bvoc, voc, key, *1948 GB, Glasgow
Composer / Songwriter of Pop and Rock
A.k.a. Brian Alexander Robertson

Brian Alexander "B. A." Robertson (born 12 September 1948) is a Scottish musician, actor, composer and songwriter. He had a string of hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s, characterised by catchy pop tunes and jaunty, humorous lyrics, most notably "Bang Bang", a tongue-in-cheek commentary on famous historical and fictional couples. He also wrote with Mike Rutherford the Grammy-nominated and Ivor Novello Award-winning "The Living Years". It was a number one hit in the USA, Canada, Australia and Ireland and reached #2 in his native UK. He has also written music for films and been a television presenter.

        
Instruments
  • Backing Vocals
  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Piano
Genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Alternative
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Living YearsB. A. Robertson2009Single
The Platinum CollectionB. A. Robertson2005Compil.
I Didn't Mean To...B. A. Robertson2004Album
Ceud Mile Failte (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)B. A. Robertson1986Single
Now And ThenB. A. Robertson1983Single
TimeFrida & B. A. Robertson1983Single
Dot Dot DotB. A. Robertson1982Single
R&BAB. A. Robertson1982Album
Ready Or NotB. A. Robertson With The Memphis Horns1982Single
Saint SaensB. A. Robertson1981Single
Hold MeB. A. Robertson & Maggie Bell1981Single
A Free B.A. From Middlesex PolyB. A. Robertson1981Single
Bully For YouB. A. Robertson1981Album
Flight 19B. A. Robertson1980Single
To Be Or Not To BeB. A. Robertson1980Single
Initial SuccessB. A. Robertson1980Album
Kool In The KaftanB. A. Robertson1980Single
GoosebumpsB. A. Robertson1979Single
Bang BangB. A. Robertson1979Single
Knocked It OffB. A. Robertson1979Single
Bang! Bang! / Ring My BellB. A. Robertson, Anita Ward1979Single
Moira's Hand (Mono) / To My Star (Stereo)B. A. Robertson1973Single
Wringing ApplauseB. A. Robertson1973Album
Ceud Mile FailteB. A. RobertsonAlbum
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