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Michael William Sammes  19 February — 19 May  was an English musician and vocal session arranger, performing backing vocals on pop music recorded in the UK from Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy the s. He returned to music after national service in the RAF in the late s when he formed a male vocal group called the Coronets at the urging of fellow musician Bill Shepherd. After Shepherd withdrew, Sammes persisted.
Byhe had assembled the core group that Shifty - DJ Mitsu The Beats, DJ Mu-R - Sound Maneuvers form the Mike Sammes Singers, finding them soon steadily employed, for singers, soundtrack and radio jinglesworking sometimes as Do Re Mi - Big Ben Banjo Band* With The Mike Sammes Singers - Big Ben Banjo Party as four sessions in a day and up to six days a week.
The group recorded seven albums between and In addition, they performed on numerous albums for Disneyland Records. The singers departed from their usual commercial style when they provided backing vocals for the Beatles ' song " I Am the Walrus ", which required them to do "all sorts of swoops and phonetic noises" and chant the phrases "ho ho ho, he he he, ha ha ha", "oompah, oompah, stick it up your jumper" and "everybody's got one".
The Mike Sammes Singers remained active into the s, doing recordings for television The Secret Service and appearing on the small screen the Val Doonican Show Sammes died at the age of 73 in Mayseveral months after a fall from which he never fully recovered. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English musician and vocal session arranger. For the similarly named British prisoner, see Michael Sams. Retrieved 17 November Reigate History.
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