It was a simple idea, but it made James Last hugely successful. He came up with the idea of arranging chart hits in an accessible big band style and found a massive audience for what turned into an astonishing series of records down the years. Having showed great promise as a child, James joined a dance orchestra in 1946 when he was just 17, was voted best bassist in Germany three years running, and went on to become the in-house arranger for Polydor Records. His first album set the tone, as 1965's "Non-Stop Dancing" ...

James Last: My Autobiography 2008, Blake Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781844544349

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