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 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

I am sorry to report that one of the best composers and most kind and gentle fellows I have ever met, Ken Thorne, passed way this morning. I received this news from the family. I'm sure there will be articles floating around at some point. But for right now I am going to sit back and play his music all day to remember my friend, the man who first introduced me to English beer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I am sorry to report that one of the best composers and most kind and gentle fellows I have ever met, Ken Thorne, passed way this morning. I received this news from the family. I'm sure there will be articles floating around at some point. But for right now I am going to sit back and play his music all day to remember my friend, the man who first introduced me to English beer.
Wow. Sorry to hear this. Will either play or buy one of his cds as is my custom when a great dies

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Wow! He was scheduled to do a signing so he must have been doing well up to the end. And he managed to hit 90. Thanks for all the music!

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Farewell. He did one of my personal favorite scores, to "Hannie Caulder":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4KDaYv_ScU



I had actually been meaning to send him an e-mail for a month or two now to send kind words/compliments, as cues from the score have inspired a future script I plan on writing. Looks like I waited too long. :-(

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Sad news.
He did great job with Superman 2 & 3.
And in Help!
And in Persuaders...

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Sad news.
He did great job with Superman 2 & 3.
And in Help!
And in Persuaders...


and Juggernaut, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Sad, indeed; he will be sorely missed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

So weird. I just ordered Juggernaut/Bed Sitting Room a day or so ago. Saw Lassiter on one of my shelves this am.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Very sad news. RIP Mr Thorne.

His Superman scored were very underrated - I loved them both the first time I heard them in the cinema as a 9/12 year old. So glad he got to see FSM give them the star treatment.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Very sad news.He did a great job adapting John Williams Superman themes into the sequel scores and a lot of the original material he came up with in Superman 3 in particular was very good.

RIP Mr Thorne.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Very sad news. RIP Mr Thorne.

His Superman scored were very underrated - I loved them both the first time I heard them in the cinema as a 9/12 year old. So glad he got to see FSM give them the star treatment.


Agreed. I play the daylights out of Superman II and III. Im so grateful FSM put that set out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I am sorry to report that one of the best composers and most kind and gentle fellows I have ever met, Ken Thorne, passed way this morning. I received this news from the family. I'm sure there will be articles floating around at some point. But for right now I am going to sit back and play his music all day to remember my friend, the man who first introduced me to English beer.

He was a vastly talented composer and arranger and it was an honor to work with him.

Had a hell of a run, Rest In Peace.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Sad news.
He did great job with Superman 2 & 3.
And in Help!
And in Persuaders...


Agreed. Did a wonderful job on those. RIP.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

RIP

Seems like he scored his final film as an 83 year-old. That's impressive.

And a great amount of the films he scored were directed by Kevin Connor. A real long-lasting relationship there.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006322/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I am sorry to report that one of the best composers and most kind and gentle fellows I have ever met, Ken Thorne, passed way this morning. I received this news from the family. I'm sure there will be articles floating around at some point. But for right now I am going to sit back and play his music all day to remember my friend, the man who first introduced me to English beer.

He was a vastly talented composer and arranger and it was an honor to work with him.

Had a hell of a run, Rest In Peace.


Ford A. Thaxton


I always appreciated Mr. Thorne helping out Mort Stevens with his conducting of the ACT OF PIRACY score for Mort...RIP...:-(

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

But for right now I am going to sit back and play his music all day to remember my friend, the man who first introduced me to English beer.

Any man who introduces someone else to English beer can sit at my table any day.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

A lovely, gentle man. Ninety was an amazing run - celebrate rather than be sad.

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Always admired his work. Like others mentioned Hannie Caulder was superb score.
Juggernaut another favourite of mine.
Somewhere around i had the 7inch single Legions last patrol, that was him im sure.

Rip to another talented maestro.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2014 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

The only score I know by him - and one I LOVE - is a nearly forgotten 60s James Bond knockoff featuring an obscure beat group of the period.

RIP.

 
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