It has been very sad news this past week. James Last (legendary composer and big band leader from Germany) passed away at the age of 86 in Florida on Tuesday the 9th of June 2015. James was well known internationally for his easy listening music which covered a wide range of standards and popular songs including his cover of David Christie’s Smash hit “Saddle Up”.
James had been touring and appearing on TV shows for over 40 years. His last farewell concerts was in March of this year at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and April 1st in Germany.
Condolences goes out to James Last’s family and friends. Rest in peace James Last, God Bless, you are greatly missed.
James Last In Concert – Berlin 1987 (Cover of David Christie’s “Saddle Up”)