Junior Campbell

Junior Campbell

Known For: Sound · Birthday: 1947-05-31

8 Movies

Biography

Junior Campbell (born William Campbell Jnr, 31 May 1947) is a Scottish composer, songwriter and musician. He was a founding member, lead guitarist, piano player, and singer with the Scottish band Marmalade and co-wrote and produced some of their biggest successes, including "Reflections of My Life", "I See the Rain" and "Rainbow"."Reflections of My Life" has produced sales of over two million units. In 1998 Campbell and co-writer Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese) were awarded a Special Citation of Achievement by the BMI for attaining radio broadcast performances in excess of one million in the US alone.He also wrote and produced his own solo hits, Hallelujah Freedom and Sweet Illusion and "Carolina Days". Campbell is also known for composing music for film and television drama, and as an arranger and producer for many musicians including Barbara Dickson. He is also known for co-composing the music and co-writing the lyrics for 182 episodes and 31 songs of the children's TV series Thomas & Friends from 1983–2003, including "The Island Song", "He's A Really Useful Engine", "The Snow Song" and "Accidents Happen", and also composing the music for Tugs, a thirteen part children's television series from the same production crew as Thomas.

Early Life

Campbell was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He grew up in Springboig, in the east end of Glasgow, and was educated at Thorntree Primary in Greenfield and Eastbank Academy in Shettleston. His paternal grandfather Alfredo Cancellari was an Italian immigrant born near Lucca, Italy, who changed his surname to Campbell in the early 1900s when he settled in Scotland.As a youngster, Campbell had a distinct unique style of guitar playing, whereby, similar to Albert King and Dick Dale, he played right hand guitar, left-handed, literally upside down without changing the stringing, {unlike Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney who restrung to conventional stringing}, although he tuned to "open E" tuning (List of guitar tunings) rather than standard Guitar tuning. He joined Pat Fairley to form The Gaylords, on his fourteenth birthday in May 1961 (later to become Dean Ford & the Gaylords, then Marmalade in 1966), acting as lead guitarist, piano player, and singer.

Movies & TV shows

2004.

1 Movie
Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon

Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon

2004
He's the fastest and most powerful locomotive on the Island of Sodor, and he can climb steep hills on a single tender of coal. Everyone's favorite express engine is the subject of this exciting collec...

2002.

1 Movie
Thomas & Friends: Best Of James

Thomas & Friends: Best Of James

2002
Known on the Island of Sodor for his fine scarlet coat and occasional high-falutin' attitude, James has been a fan favorite from the very beginning. Children love his big grin and jovial way - - - adu...

2001.

2 Movies
Thomas and Friends: Best of Percy

Thomas and Friends: Best of Percy

2001
Known as the Junior Member of the railway with #6 on his side and a spunky personality, Percy has been a faithful friend of Thomas from the beginning. Even loyal Thomas & Friends' fans like you have c...
Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas

Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas

5
2001
For over fifty years, the exciting adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have enchanted millions of people around the world. With his endearing grin, light-hearted attit...

2000.

1 Movie
Thomas & Friends: Spills & Chills

Thomas & Friends: Spills & Chills

2000
Many times, these journeys lead to chilling and thrilling situations. Watch what happens when a loose boulder spells near disaster for Rusty and Percy. Join Thomas as he rushes to save Sir Topham Hatt...

1999.

1 Movie
10 Years of Thomas

10 Years of Thomas

1999
This commemorative Collector's Edition DVD celebrates 10 years of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends in America, and highlights Thomas' favorite friends, as chosen by the experts - his loyal fans! Child...

1998.

1 Movie
The Scold's Bridle

The Scold's Bridle

1998
Detective Cooper is investigating the murder of a woman who was found dead in her bath wearing a Scold's Bridle.

1989.

1 Movie
That Summer of White Roses

That Summer of White Roses

1989
A refugee and her son are sheltered by a lifeguard at a Yugoslavian lake.
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