Bent Fabric

Bent Fabric (born Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, December 7, 1924, Copenhagen) is a Danish pianist.

Biography

Fabric started a jazz ensemble after World War II and founded a label, Metronome Records, in 1950. However, he is best known for his 1961 instrumental "Omkring et Flygel" (literally, "Around a Piano") which became a hit in Denmark. [ [http://wc02.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fpfpxqr5ldje~T1 Biography] , Allmusic.com] The song was re-released worldwide under the name "Alley Cat" on Atco Records the following year, and went to #1 in Australia and #49 in Germany. The tune also became a hit in the United States; the song hit #2 on the AC chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, [http://wc02.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fpfpxqr5ldje~T51 Billboard Singles] , Allmusic.com] and the LP of the same name hit #13 on the Billboard 200. [ [http://wc02.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fpfpxqr5ldje~T5 Billboard] , Allmusic.com] "Alley Cat" also won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental. [ [http://wc02.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fpfpxqr5ldje~T52 Grammy Awards] , Allmusic.com] The follow-up single, "Chicken Feed", hit #63 in the U.S..

Fabric had done extensive work in film scores prior to the success of his singles, and continued to work in film for decades after. In 2003, Fabric returned to the charts, this time in his native Denmark. "Jukebox" hit #3 in Denmark and "Shake" hit #10 that year. In 2006, a remix of "Jukebox" was released, and the title track became a dance music hit, peaking at #7 on the US Dance/Club Play charts.

Film music

* Poeten og Lillemor (1958)
* Helle for Helene (1959)
* Forelsket i København (1960)
* Poeten og Lillemor og Lotte (1960)
* Cirkus Buster (1961)
* Flemming på kostskole (1961)
* Svinedrengen og Prinsessen på ærten (1962)
* Poeten og Lillemor i forårshumør (1963)
* Tre piger i Paris (1963)
* Hvis lille pige er du? (1963)
* Halløj i himmelsengen (1964)
* Døden kommer til Middag (1964)
* Pigen og millionæren (1965)
* Slå først, Frede! (1965)
* Slap af, Frede! (1966)
* Olsen-banden (1968-1998)
* Tænk på et tal (1969)
* Ballade på Christianshavn (1971)
* Flåklypa Grand Prix (Norwegian, 1976)
* Matador (TV series, 1978-1981)
* Min farmors hus (1984)
* Når engle elsker (1986)
* Peter von Scholten (1990)
* Lad isbjørnene danse (1990)
* Det skaldede spøgelse (1992)
* Blinkende lygter (2000)
* Olsen Banden Junior (2001)

Discography

Albums

* 1962: "Alley Cat" (Atco Records)
* 1962: "The Happy Puppy" (Atco Records)
* 1964: "Organ Grinder's Swing" (USA, Atco Records)
* 1966: "Never Tease Tigers" (USA, Atco Records)
* 1967: "Operation Lovebirds" (USA, Atco Records) A
* 1968: "Relax With Bent Fabric" (USA, Atco Records)
* 1997: "The Very Best Of Bent Fabric"
* 2001: "Mit Liv Melodi" (EMI EUROPE)
* 2003: "Fabric Live 11 - Bent"
* 2004: "Jukebox" (Universal)
* 2005: "Kan du kende melodien" (Universal)

Singles

* 1962: "Alley Cat"
* 1963: "Chicken Feed"
* 2003: "Jukebox"
* 2003: "Shake"
* 2006: "Sweet Senorita"

References

External Links

The official Bent Fabric website: [http://www.bentfabricius-bjerre.dk/ Bent Fabricius-bjerre]


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