Angelo Badalamenti

1937 - 2022

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Angelo Daniel Badalamenti (March 22, 1937 – December 11, 2022) was an American composer and arranger best known for his film music, notably the scores for his acclaimed collaborations with director David Lynch, Blue Velvet (1986), the Twin Peaks television series, The Straight Story (1999), and Mulholland Drive (2001). Badalamenti also composed scores for such films as National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), The City of Lost Children (1995), Holy Smoke! (1999), and A Very Long Engagement (2004), and recorded songs with artists including Julee Cruise (in collaboration with Lynch), Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, Pet Shop Boys, Dusty Springfield, Marianne Faithfull, David Bowie, Tim Booth, Siouxsie Sioux and Dolores O'Riordan. In 1990, Badalamenti won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his "Twin Peaks Theme" at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Angelo Badalamenti has received more than 1,328,797 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Angelo Badalamenti is the 208th most popular composer (up from 319th in 2019), the 966th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,501st in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Composer.

Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer, best known for his work on the soundtrack of the TV series Twin Peaks.

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Among composers, Angelo Badalamenti ranks 208 out of 1,451Before him are André Grétry, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Michael Praetorius, Gilles Binchois, Alessandro Marcello, and Steve Reich. After him are Pauline Viardot, James Horner, Josef Suk, Franz von Suppé, Niccolò Piccinni, and Howard Shore.

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Among people born in 1937, Angelo Badalamenti ranks 46Before him are Philip Glass, Juvénal Habyarimana, Claude Lelouch, Jacques Santer, Colleen McCullough, and Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. After him are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Roger Zelazny, Robert Huber, Andrei Konchalovsky, Thomas Pynchon, and David Hockney. Among people deceased in 2022, Angelo Badalamenti ranks 48Before him are Ayaz Mutallibov, Kakuichi Mimura, Jacques Perrin, Ivica Osim, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Issey Miyake. After him are Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Louise Fletcher, Meat Loaf, Antonio Inoki, Arata Isozaki, and Valeri Polyakov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Angelo Badalamenti ranks 966 out of 20,380Before him are Steve Reich (1936), Melanie Griffith (1957), Arthur Kornberg (1918), Geena Davis (1956), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), and Mickey Rooney (1920). After him are Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Dashiell Hammett (1894), John Cassavetes (1929), Lynn Margulis (1938), Bette Midler (1945), and Mildred Harris (1901).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Angelo Badalamenti ranks 10Before him are John Cage (1912), Henry Mancini (1924), Philip Glass (1937), Samuel Barber (1910), Scott Joplin (1868), and Steve Reich (1936). After him are James Horner (1953), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Alan Silvestri (1950), Bernard Herrmann (1911), Charles Ives (1874), and Elmer Bernstein (1922).