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Eugene Edgar "Gene" Page Jr. (September 13, 1939 – August 24, 1998) was an American conductor, composer, arranger and record producer, most active from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s.
|Birth name||Eugene Edgar Page Jr.|
|Born||September 13, 1939|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||August 24, 1998 (aged 58)|
|Genres||R&B, Soul, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Dance, Disco|
|Occupation(s)||Pianist, Arranger, Composer and Producer|
|Associated acts||Barry White|
His sound can be heard in the arrangements he did for Jefferson Starship, the Righteous Brothers, the Supremes, the Four Tops, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Donna Loren, Martha and the Vandellas, Cher, Barry White, the Love Unlimited Orchestra, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, George Benson, the Jackson 5, Roberta Flack, Elton John ("Philadelphia Freedom"), Leo Sayer, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Frankie Valli, Helen Reddy and Lionel Richie among many other notable acts in popular music.
In addition, he released four solo albums and scored various motion picture soundtracks that include Brewster McCloud and Fun with Dick and Jane. In 1972, he was hired to score the Blaxplotation film Blacula.
Page was one of the most prolific arrangers/conductors of popular music during his time and worked on more than 200 gold and platinum records.
|Year||Album||Chart positions||Record label|
|1974||Hot City||156||41||Atlantic Records|
|1978||Close Encounters||—||—||Arista Records|
|1980||Love Starts After Dark||—||—|
|"—" denotes the album failed to chart|
With Big Joe Turner
- The Real Boss of the Blues (BluesTime, 1969)
|1975||"All Our Dreams Are Coming True"||104||—||9|
|1978||"Close Encounters of the Third Kind"||—||30||—|
|"—" denotes the single failed to chart|