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Doug Riley Net Worth

Doug Riley Net Worth is
$9 Million

Doug Riley Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Douglas Brian "Doug" Riley, CM (April 24, 1945 – August 27, 2007) was a Canadian musician, also known as Dr. Music. He spent two decades with the Famous People Players as its musical director, besides his participation on over 300 album projects in various genres. Riley died of a heart attack on August 27, 2007.Riley was a graduate of the University of Toronto and studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music.Doug Riley was born and raised in Toronto. At the age of two he was diagnosed with polio. He began to study piano at the age of three as a way of coping with his physical disability and providing him with a means of self-expression. He played with the Silhouettes, an R&B band, while in his teens. He attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 1965. He went on to do his postgraduate work on the music of the Iroquois. In 1969, Riley was the arranger and keyboardist on Ray Charles’ album, Doing His Thing. In a 2006 interview with the Toronto Star, Doug Riley said “Ray Charles was my first influence outside the boogie-woogie and stride pianists like Albert Ammons and Fats Waller”. After the completion of the album, Ray Charles asked Doug Riley to join his band but Riley turned down the offer and decided to stay in Toronto to continue his musical career.
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Date Of BirthApril 24, 1945
Died2007-08-27
Place Of BirthToronto, Ontario, Canada
ProfessionComposer, Music Department, Soundtrack
Star SignTaurus
#Fact
1He took classical piano lessons at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In Montreal, he learned to play organ, and also studied piano with Paul DeMarky, who was Oscar Peterson's teacher.
2He was a composer, arranger, and pianist in the classical, jazz, and commercial genres. He collaborated on more than 300 recordings, with artists such as Ray Charles, Molly Johnson, Moe Koffman, Jake Langley, Natalie McMaster, and Anne Murray. Ray Charles asked Riley to join his band, but Riley chose to stay in Canada.
3His favorite music was jazz. He was inspired by blues, gospel, boogie-woogie, and stride piano which he heard on his father's 78 rpm records.
4He contracted polio as a child.
5He earned a Bachelor of Music in composition at the University of Toronto, while playing with the Silhouettes, and appearing at Toronto nightclubs.
6He wrote commercial jingles, worked as a session musician, and formed a recording studio.
7Died of a massive heart attack aboard an airplane as it was waiting to depart to Toronto from Calgary International Airport.

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drömmen om Amerika1976
Shoot1976
The Naked Peacock1975Documentary
Metric1974Short
Cannibal Girls1973
Foxy Lady1971

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Gunfighters1987TV Movie conductor / music arranger
Whatever Turns You On1979TV Series music coordinator - 1 episode

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liberty Heights1999writer: "When Love Walked In"
Foxy Lady1971music: "Ridin' A Daydream", "C'mon Baby Be With Me Tonight"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rollin' on the River1972TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies


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