James Last , whose real name Hans Last , born April 17, 1929 in Bremen and died June 9, 2015 in Palm Beach Florida>, is a composer and conductor of German orchestra. His style is representative of easy listening, a form of catchy music for the general public.
Hans Last was born in Hemelingen (de) , a district of Bremen >>> of a father employed at Bremer Stadtwerken. Passionate about music, he carries a bandoneon and a battery at the back of his bike to play 4 Reichsmark the evening.
In 1943, in full war, all the possibilities to train to the music in the civil being closed, he enrolled at the school of military music of Frankfurt. The buildings of the school having been destroyed by an air raid, it will go to that of Bückeburg >>>. The school was closed in 1945, putting an end to his musical studies.
Hans Last began a career as a professional musician playing piano in clubs in the US occupation zone and then bass. He made his first arrangement for the movie The Hunters >>>.