Alan Hawkshaw

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Alan Hawkshaw
Birth nameWilliam Alan Hawkshaw[1]
Born(1937-03-27)27 March 1937
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died16 October 2021(2021-10-16) (aged 84)
London, England
GenresRock and roll
Occupation(s)Songwriter, recording and performing artist
Years active1960–2021
LabelsEMI, KPM

William Alan Hawkshaw BEM (27 March 1937 – 16 October 2021) was a British composer.

He wrote many theme tunes including Grange Hill and Countdown.[2] He was an arranger and pianist and performed with the studio group Love De-Luxe with "Here Comes That Sound Again" in 1979.

Hawkshaw died of pneumonia at a London hospital on 16 October 2021, aged 84.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Works written by: Hawkshaw William Alan". ACE Title Search. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 15 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. Pemberton, Daniel (15 June 2007). "Daniel Pemberton: There's a certain knack to penning a great television theme". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  3. Alan Hawkshaw: Grange Hill and Countdown composer dies aged 84