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Mike Vickers

Mike Vickers came to prominence 1960s as the guitarist, flautist, saxophonist and songwriter with Manfred Mann.

After leaving the band Mike’s career continued as a composer and arranger for records, television and film. In 1967, Mike conducted the orchestra for the live recording of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love", shown on live TV across the world when communications satellite technology was celebrated by a worldwide linkup.

His TV work includes "Pegasus", the theme from the cult 1970s ITV series The Adventures of Don Quick in 1970.One of his most familiar TV compositions is the KPM Library composition "Jet Set", which has been used as the theme music for the NBC game show Jackpot and the opening music for the long running series This Week in Baseball.

His film work includes the scores to The Sandwich Man (1966), Press for Time (1966), My Lover, My Son (1970), Please Sir! (1971), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), The Sex Thief (1973), and the fantasy films At the Earth's Core (1976) and Warlords of Atlantis (1978).

Mike was an early adopter of the Moog synthesizer which led to great demand as a performer and arranger, and even teaching the Beatles how to use the Moog during recording sessions for the Abbey Road album.

Mike’s work appears across a number of classic archive Standard albums.