James Last

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James Last (also known as "Hansi") was born Hans Last, 17 April 1929, is a German composer and big band leader. His "happy music" made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom. His composition, "Happy Heart", became an international success in interpretations by Andy Williams and Petula Clark. According to the British Hit Singles & Albums book, he has reportedly sold in excess of eighty million albums worldwide. Though his concerts and albums are consistently successful, especially in the UK, where he had 52 hit albums between 1967 and 1986, which made him second only to Elvis Presley in charting records. Last divides his time between Florida and Germany. He gives much credit to his wife and son, who help with his music.
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