Russ Conway ( september 2, 1925 – november 16, 2000) was a renowned British pianist.

He was born in Bristol (England) as Trevor Stanford and died at EastbourneSussex from stomach cancer.

One of his most famous hits was called "Lesson one" (1962), you can get the impression that is very easy to learn to play the piano.

Conway has composed many of his own hits. In total, he made 20 singles , two of which achieved a number 1 position on the charts and reached the top ten five. In addition, he has 7 LP's (albums) made, of which 6 were the album top ten.

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Discography[Edit][edit | edit source]

LPs[Edit][edit | edit source]

  • Pack up your troubles (1958)
  • Songs to sing in your bathroom (1959)
  • Family favourites (1959)
  • Time to celebrate (1959)
  • My concerto for you (1960)
  • Party time (1960)
  • Time to play (1966)
  • Russ Conway presents 24 piano greats (1977)

Singles[Edit][edit | edit source]

  • Party pops (1957)
  • Got a match (1958)
  • More party pops (1958)
  • The world outside (1959)
  • Side saddle (1959)
  • Roulette (1959)
  • China town (1959)
  • Snow coach (1959)
  • More and More party pops (1959)
  • Royal event (1960)
  • Fings ain't wot they used to be (1960)
  • Lucky five (1960)
  • Passing breeze (1960)
  • Even more party pops (1960)
  • Pepe (1961)
  • Pablo (1961)
  • Say it with flowers (1961)
  • Toy balloons (1961)
  • Lesson one (1962)
  • Always you and me (1962)

Trivia[Edit][edit | edit source]

André van Duin used the intro of ' Lesson one ' for ' thanks ', a parody of Willy Alberti ' Juliana thanks ' by Willy Alberti, which came out in 1980. It was an answer song to the ode of Alberti to Queen Juliana. The use of the intro of ' Lesson one ' involved the piano by Prof. Pieter van Vollenhoven, who in his spare time like the aforementioned instrument.

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